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Beautiful Drive!

I attempted to drive up to Hatchers Pass but only was able to make it to the Hatchers Pass Lodge... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Stefan M
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Apex, NC
Hiking Up In God’s Country

If you have the time, head up the Pass to indulge in hiking of all levels. Mountain streams and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
CheffK
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we just didn't see the right parts of this area. Once you get up to the top where the parking lot is you don't have especially breathtaking views, much of it is blocked by the surrounding mountains. It's a pretty Barren area. We did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chad2014
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I attempted to drive up to Hatchers Pass but only was able to make it to the Hatchers Pass Lodge and then the gate was closed. Very scenic drive non the less with plenty of spots to pull over.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

If you have the time, head up the Pass to indulge in hiking of all levels. Mountain streams and lakes are aplenty. Be sure to wear hiking boots and appropriate attire. Be ware that the weather can change very quickly so being prepared is key....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CheffK
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Earlier this week on an unusually sunny fall day in Alaska, I took my 2 year old, going on 12 years old grandson up to Hatcher Pass. We started out at the Goldmine Trail Head were the sun was just coming up over the mountains...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mattm5701
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Hatcher Pass at 3000 ft above sea level has stunning views and is great for hiking and berry picking in summer. It's approximately 50mikes and connects the Parks highway with the Glenn highway. It is also home to the historic Independence gold mine of 1906

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Blacksquidie
Reviewed 24 September 2018

My niece and I were told about Hatcher Pass by a shopkeeper in Palmer. We decided to take a picnic lunch and take the scenic drive to the pass. It was a sunny day and we ate our lunch sitting in from of our car...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Capitana99
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We did the Reed Lakes Hike in Hatcher Pass. I would rate it as a strong moderate. The first portion of the trail is flat and easy - it then moves more upward and rugged. At maybe 2-2.5 miles in, the boulder scrambling starts. If...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is an Anchorage must-do!! This pass is exquisite. It runs from the town of Palmer to Park's Highway. If you are headed to Talkeetna/Denali from Anchorage, this is perfect for you to obtain some magnificent scenery along the way. Even if you are just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jameswU8379TO
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Worth the drive, even in the rain. The road is gravel/dirt with ruts and potholes, but easily drive able.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pazduha
Reviewed 23 August 2018

It was a amazing drive when we drove into hatchers pass, we saw the glaciers from glaciers view and the view all the mountain in panoramic view. We did a small hike the mine and gold cord lake. We touched some snow around there too!!!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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