Trail of Blue Ice - INHT

Area Status: Open
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Bikers on Trail of Blue Ice

The Trail of Blue Ice is a segment of the longer Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT).

Our newest trail in the valley is complete and being used by many people; and the positive feedback has been tremendous! The Trail of Blue Ice stays on the valley floor and links all the developed recreation sites in Portage Valley. Most of the 4.5 mile (one way) trail is a wide gravel path with boardwalks and bridges. You will experience very little elevation gain with the exception of a 700' section at the lake end, where is climbs about 30 feet via a small section of stairs. An alternate, fully accesible route follows along the shoulder of the road to avoid this grade. This trail is great for hiking or biking. You can pick up the Trail of Blue Ice at Moose Flats Day Use Area, Explorer Glacier Pullout, Five Fingers Hike-in Camping Area, Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform, or the lakefront parking lot at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center. 

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

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