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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Mat-Su Region

Archangel Road and Trail

Archangel Road and Trail


★ ADA Facility - No
★ Daily Parking Fee - None
★ Trails


★ Hiking
★ Day Use
★ Berry Picking
★ Cross-Country Skiing
★ Snowmobiling

Archangel Road Trailhead is located in the Hatcher Pass East Management Area, near mile 14.4 Hatcher Pass Road. The road is managed by the Alaska Department of Transportation in cooperation with Alaska State Parks. The road is approximately four miles long, ending at the Fern Mine gate (private). In the summer months, the road is open to highway vehicles however it is often very rough. High ground clearance vehicles are recommended. The road beyond the Archangel Creek bridge (mile 2.8) is not maintained and very rocky. The Reed Lakes Trailhead is located at mile 2.9, parking is limited and congestion during summer weekends should be anticipated.

Mile 14.4 Hatcher Pass Road

Driving Directions:
George Parks Highway, north to Hatcher Pass Road turn right, located at mile 14.4 Hatcher Pass Road.

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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700