Crow Pass Trail - INHT

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Crow Pass Trail is a segment of the longer Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT).

A 26 mile hike, the first four miles of which are up hill and on the Chugach National Forest. It ends on the Chugach State Park.

This trail offers a majestic mountain wilderness day-hike or an extended multi-day trip. Good family outing for those able to go longer distances and hike a steeper trail.

Variety is the key along this picturesque trail. At mile 1.7 are ruins of the Girdwood Mine, including remains of mill and crew's quarters. Hike 1/4 mile beyond ruins for a side-trip to the crow Creek cascades west of the main tril. At Mile 3 is a Forest Service cabin (there is no stove for heat in thecabin). Beyond the cabin is Crystal Lake which is surrounded by wildflowers  in July, and can be seen from the front of the cabin.

Click here for more information on the Iditarod National Historic Trail.

View of Crow Pass cabin and mountain lake Close-up shot of new cabin The new Crow Pass cabin, looking south Looking down the pass towards Girdwood

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please be advised that EXTREME avalanche conditions exist along this trail once the snow begins to fall. Travel is not recommended throughout the winter months.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets,Parking
Open Season: June

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