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Alaska Horse Adventures
Address: 18810 E Walling Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 229-4445
Description:

Featuring several riding tours in the Greater Palmer area from 1.5-3 hours, Alaska Horse Adventures is open Year Round.  Additionally, they have a 6 hour Kayak tour in the Butte.

Bearberry Bluff & Matanuska Greenbelt
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

Part of a 30+ mile network of trails in the Matanuska Greenbelt, it cuts through the forest in a loop just over a mile long.  These dirt trails are dotted with about 100 signposts to help with navigation and provide hours of exploration.

For directions and additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or 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 Summer Trail
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

Government Peak offers popular summer hiking trails just north of Palmer.  The Main trail to the peak can be daunting, though it offers some of the best views of the area all the way to the Knik Glacier.  Multiple trails for biking and horseback riding also traverse the area.  Note that the parking area is open from 8 AM to 8 PM, so be careful not to get locked in.

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