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Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours
Address: 3901 S Lindsey Cir
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (855)722-4004
Description:

Explore Alaska Like a Local and ride off into Alaska’s wilderness with Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours. Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours offers Alaska vacations, packages and tours.

Eska Creek Falls
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

This 4+ mile trail takes you up Eska Peak to spectacular views of the Chugach Range.  The trek crosses through woodland and lush alpine growth before reaching the falls and peak respectively.

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.

Lazy Mountain Trails
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

Two trails, the Lazy Moose Trail and Lazy Mountain Trail, are the primary ascent of the mountain.  The former is a longer, winding trail with moderate slopes and an easier climb, while the latter is much shorter and more difficult as it offers the straightest path to the peak.  From the top you can see the Chugach and Talkeena Ranges.

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