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Hatcher Pass

AK
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mesmerizing!

One of the beautiful pass. The road from Palmer to hatcher pass is also amazing. The valley from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nagaleelavathi
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
A can't miss drive if you're traveling the Glenn Hwy

The road follows the Little Susitna River up the river valley, with beautiful views around every... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick G
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Appleton
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Several hiking trails are located in this area.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“summit lake” (16 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (13 reviews)
“gold mine” (10 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the beautiful pass. The road from Palmer to hatcher pass is also amazing. The valley from the pass is breathtaking.

Thank nagaleelavathi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The road follows the Little Susitna River up the river valley, with beautiful views around every curve. There are many hiking tails along the route and good access to the river. We saw several people gold panning along the river's edge on public lands. As...More

Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This was our first experience in Alaska and loved the beautiful drive with the weather changing throughout. There was not a lot of traffic. At the top is an old mine but as we had seen many others recently we did not pay to go...More

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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

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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
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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
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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

1  Thank Ladybug7726
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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
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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
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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
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