Iditarod National Historic Trail – A Shared Treasure

This year, 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the Iditarod Trail being designated by Congress as a National Historic Trail.

It also marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trail Systems Act. In addition, the Southern Trek of the Iditarod National Historic Trail was chosen this year as a Priority Area as described in the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act.

Working with valued partners now and into the future, the Forest Service embraces a shared stewardship approach in providing and managing a sustainable system of trails.

Our vision is that the Southern Trek segments of the Iditarod National Historic Trail will one day be connected, to make a 200 mile continuous trail.

We need your help!

The Forest Service along with our partners are sponsoring the following volunteer stewardship events celebrating the Iditarod National Historic Trail:

  •  June 2nd - Iditarod National Historic Trail Stewardship Celebration hosted by the Seward Iditarod Trailblazers.
    • Location: Mile 0 of the Iditarod National Historic Trail in Seward
  •  June 9th - Help build part of the Iditarod National Historic Trail!
    • Location: Victor Creek Trail to Rocky Creek south of Moose Pass
  • July 14th and 15th - Iditarod National Historic Trail work along the beautiful Upper Winner Creek Trail
    • Location: Girdwood
  • August 25th and 26th- Help restore Crow Pass Trail!
    • Location: Crow Pass Trail near Girdwood