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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Denali Overlook - Courtesy of Thomas Bol Photography

Mat-Su Region

Gold Mint Parking Area and Trailhead

Gold Mint Parking Area and Trailhead

Facilities

★ ADA Facility - No
★ 10 Campsites (see fee page)
★ No RV size limit
★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page)
★ Picnic Sites -
★ Toilets -
★ Water (Summer only)
★ Trails

Useful Information

Hatcher Pass Brochure
Hatcher Pass Winter Brochure

Activities

★ Camping
★ Day Use
★ Paragliding
★ Hiking
★ Skiing
★ Snowmobiling

Best known for the popular Gold Mint Trail, the parking area provides year-round opportunities for many activities.  During summer months, the Gold Mint Trail gently climbs up the mountain valley.  Camping and RV parking is allowed.  During winter months, the parking lot is shared by snowmobilers starting up the Hatcher Pass Snowmobile Corridor trail to Archangel Road and Hatcher Pass.   Winter skiers also enjoy skiing up Gold Mint Trail, or heading up into the high mountains to explore the high valleys and deep powder.

Address:
Mile 13.7 Hatcher Pass Road

Driving Directions:
Glenn Highway Milepost 49.5, north on Palmer-Fishhook Road to Hatcher Pass (also called Hatcher Pass Road in the Hatcher Pass Management Area) 13.7 miles on the right; or

George Parks Highway Milepost 36.1, north on Trunk Road to Palmer-Fishhook Road, turn left (north) to Hatcher Pass (also called Hatcher Pass Road in the Hatcher Pass Management Area) 13.7 miles on the right.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907