Turnagain Pass Snowmobiling
Duration: 3.5 hours
Location: Turnagain Pass is 65 miles south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway and 20 miles south of Girdwood in the Chugach National Forest
Winter 2016 Season: December 2016 – April 5th 2017
Activity Miles: 15
Snowmobile in the high country of Turnagain Pass to seek the legendary snow the Chugach National Forest is famous for. Meet your guide for snowmachining instruction at the trail head in Turnagain Pass or at Bertha Creek on the Kenai Peninsula for riding in mountain valleys. Snowmobile travel typically takes you on historic wagon trails, to a roadhouse, around a campground loop and to a salmon habitat restoration project in Johnson Pass.
The Iditarod National Historic Trail unfolds as snowmachiners follow gold miners trails made famous by Alaskan huskies. If conditions permit we climb to elevation at Lynx Creek for panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and creeks hydraulically gold mined by ‘giants’. Alternately we ride the meadows and trails of Turnagain Pass where the locals ride trails linking powder fields and ancient glacial moraine.
Trailhead Price: $229 rider 15+ years** Meets at trailhead 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM Allow 3.5 hours
Girdwood Roundtrip* Hotel Alyeska Lobby: $259 rider 15+ years** 8:45 AM or 12:45 PM Allow 5 hours
Anchorage Roundtrip* Mid/Downtown Hotels: $339 rider 15+ years** 8:00 AM or 12:00 PM Allow 6.5 hours
Snowmachining in the Chugach National Forest, Chugach Range and Talkeetna Mountains is under special permit and provides excitement and challenges whether its your first time or you are an experienced snowmachine rider.
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