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dragonflytw65
Palm Harbor, FL2,930 contributions
Aug 2022
I always love a good pass and this one will forever be one of the most memorable. It was a chilly, rainy day and the views were still stunning. We stopped at every pull-off opportunity to enjoy the scene. Fall colors were beginning to dot the hillsides and the contrasting colors were beautiful!
Written 12 September 2022
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,655 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We drove from Wasila up to the Independence Mine to see the gold rush era town and drove through Hatcher Pass and stopped several times to see the river and scenery. Very pretty, especially after it had rained 7+ inches in the last 2 days with raging water and waterfalls. Also the Fall colors just started so it’s well worth the drive! We were here 3rd week August 2022.
Written 24 August 2022
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Nettie2010
Saint Charles, MO242 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Amazing drive that isn’t really gravel but hard packed dirt so an easy drive, but you can only go about 25-35mph because of the twists and turns and traffic. There are some trails but since it was pretty overcast, we decided to just spend some time at Summit Lakes View, walking out on the snowfield, watching a snowboarder and paraflyers. The river runs alongside the entire road and the bright green hillsides and wildflowers are really beautiful. Definitely drive through here even if you’re short on time to stop!
Written 5 August 2022
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DisneyDarwin
Spring, TX1,124 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
If you only drive to the top, get out, and look around, then your trip will be worth it. But, there are great trails to hike with even better views or drive over the pass and make the whole trip from Palmer to Willow or vice versa for sensory overload.
Written 1 August 2022
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Erica D
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Reed Lake is the best hike we have ever done. 9 miles round trip, moderate to strenuous. Not only is the destination unbelievable… the journey to get there is SO much fun. You could hike this 10 times and never do it the same way twice. Lots or scrambling and bouldering that my 11 and 13 year old could not get enough of! Please make sure you add this to your intinerary.
Written 1 August 2022
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chris s
Conway, AR76 contributions
Oct 2021
Roads closed due to weather I suppose. Could still hike/ski to the old mining town ... worth it if you are physically able ... all uphill!!!!
Written 15 October 2021
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JCW703
Moscow, Russia2,681 contributions
Sep 2021
Coming from Willow, the drive is a bit iffy when the road turns from paved to gravel (numerous potholes, but certainly passable), but the views are certainly worth it.
Written 11 September 2021
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Sabrina H
Lincoln, NE3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
So beautiful!!! This needs to be at the top of your bucket list!! So many different things to see here - every turn feels like you’re in a different place!
Written 5 August 2021
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TLO_RH
Rock Hill, SC41 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Such a beautiful drive drive! This was one of the highlights of our trip. The main road is drivable by most any car but there are some branch off roads that require a jeep or similar vehicle.
Written 26 July 2021
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line10
Saint Augustine Beach, FL295 contributions
Jun 2021
Pretty drive to take from Anchorage to Hatchers Pass State Park. Plenty of trails to explore along with the buildings that were a gold mining site. We took a very pretty trail up to a lovely lake and also passed by an authentic gold miners cabin, circa 1930.
Written 2 July 2021
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