Cross-Country Skiing

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Alcantra Trail
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

This 1.6 mile trail is fully paved and perfect for people of all ages.  Though just outside Palmer, it offers a variety of activities such as disc-golf, running, biking, and even Nordic skiing in winter.

For directions and additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department of click on the website link above.

Crevasse-Moraine
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

The Crevasse-Moraine trail system features over 6 miles of interconnected trails and is is open year round.  These trails run along what was once a glacier bed and ranges widely in difficulty from trail to trail.

For directions and additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or click on the website link above.

Gold Mint Trail
Description:

This 16 mile (round trip) trail follows the Little Susitna river up to it’s headwaters.  One of four major trails in Hatcher Pass, north of Palmer, it has a gradual incline for the first few miles before becoming much steeper.  It is open to hiking, biking, and skiing, and you can even do a little gold panning along the way.

For directions and additional information, please click on the website link above or alaska.org/detail/gold-mint-trail.

Government Peak Winter Trails
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

In the peak winter months Government Peak features 9 miles of combines trails for skiing, skijoring, sledding, snowshoeing and more.  Take in the sights as you adventure along the Chugach mountains just north of Palmer.  Note that the parking area is open from 8 AM to 8 PM, so don’t get locked in.

For more information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or click on the website link above.

Matanuska River Park Campground & Trails
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

The Matanuska River Park Campground, located near the Matauska River Bridge just on the eastern edge of Palmer, features a little fun for everyone.  The campground features over one and a half miles of easy trails with exquisite views of Lazy Mountain and the Matanuska River.

For directions or additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or click on the website link above.