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.
Mile 13.7 Hatcher Pass Road
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.