CROW PASS HIKE

PREVIEW:

Glaciers, waterfalls, wildflowers, and mining ruins add some spice to the hike to Crow Pass, as if it needed any. The pass is the highest point on the historic Iditarod Trail and one of the finest day hikes in South-central Alaska. Arctic ground squirrels, marmots, and mountain goats inhabit the high country near Crow Pass, and bears, moose, and Dall sheep are frequently spotted too, especially on the Eagle River side of the pass.

THIS IS A FANTASTIC HIKE!

The trail is relatively snow-free by late June, though the Crystal Lake basin south of the pass and some of the gullies north of the pass may hold snow well into the summer. An alpine pass, mountain glaciers, mining and Iditarod Trail history, wildlife, and access to off-trail wilderness rambles; one of South-central Alaska’s classic alpine traverses.

THIS DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Knowledgeable and fun naturalist hiking guides
  • Deli Lunch, granola bars/snacks and bottled waters
  • Round trip transportation to trail head
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bear Protection
  • Ecology, glaciology and natural history discussions
  • Trekking poles and extra attire, if needed