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Hatcher Pass

+1 907-745-3975
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Make it day trip and enjoy a little slice of Alaska!

Beautiful! The Little Susitna river flowing over boulders along the road, craggy mountain tops... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Bill H
Anchorage, Alaska
Hands down, one of my favorite places.

I love the drive to Hatcher Pass almost as much as I enjoy hiking the trails and visiting the mine... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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Several hiking trails are located in this area.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful drive” (12 reviews)
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Beautiful! The Little Susitna river flowing over boulders along the road, craggy mountain tops looming over head and lush valleys to mosey through. Plus plenty of trails to hike and when you reach Summit lake you can watch the more bold at heart paragliding. An...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I love the drive to Hatcher Pass almost as much as I enjoy hiking the trails and visiting the mine. There are a plethora of trails in the ArchAngel area (Reed Lakes is incredible, and a 'must do' trail). April Bowl, Summit Lake, Gold Mint...More

Thank SFLF2013
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ride along a dirt & twisting road - climbing to the summit and down the other side is very photogenic ! Many trails for your feet to travel ! Little disappointed not to see more wild life as birds and prairie dogs were the...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this beautiful gem and spent an entire day here. Unbelievable views and so much history about the Independence Gold Mine. Be sure to hike to Summit Lake; the hike is challenging, but not too strenuous and the views make the...More

Thank Ladybug7726
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were introduced to Hatcher Pass by our professional photographer friend, Hanna with Relic Photographic. She took our photos here one night and we returned the next day to tour the trails. We hoped to see some bear, moose, larger mammals. Instead, we were enthralled...More

Thank RockinM412
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We drove to Hatcher Pass from Anchorage on a summer day, since we didn't have any scheduled activities that day. It was a beautiful drive. Little Susitna River was beautiful, with turn-outs where you can park and go down to the big boulders in the...More

Thank Siddi
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

..drive. We drove the whole loop, from Willow to Palmer and back to Willow. Easy drive, with great views. Weather dependent, although, but we were lucky. Read in to the pass history will make it even more rewarding. If u want hike, there's plenty of...More

Thank Dag L
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

After having sledged "The Mile" in February 2017, I wanted to return to Hatcher Pass to see it in the summer. Honestly I expected to see rocks and eventually land slides. But what I've gotten was an overwhelming sea of greenery covering the scarps of...More

1  Thank CsFid
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We drove up to Hatcher Pass one afternoon. It's a long (maybe 20 miles), windy, paved road to the top. But the Pass road itself was still closed in late June because of snow. (The Pass road is a gravel mountain road between here and...More

1  Thank Vermonters210
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Great views. Moderate hike in some places. Avoid walking on dirt paths if it's wet. The mud is extremely slick. With clear sky's your can see some of the mountain tops in the area. Park down below the red cabins and it's free otherwise you...More

1  Thank CjW9905
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