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Hatcher Pass

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Address: AK
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Several hiking trails are located in this area.

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Breathtaking scenery, great hike, a must do in Alaska!

We hiked the Hatcher Pass/ Reed Lakes Trail, and let me say, for someone who is not used to hiking this was moderate to difficult hike at times. The first two miles are well paved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Schiller Park, Illinois

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Schiller Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the Hatcher Pass/ Reed Lakes Trail, and let me say, for someone who is not used to hiking this was moderate to difficult hike at times. The first two miles are well paved and easy hike. Later the trail move into a more rugged trail. There is several boulder fields and that's why this hike becomes more tricky.... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an afternoon to kill so on the recommendation of locals I drove up to Hatcher Pass, it did not disappoint. Beautiful, rugged mountains with views of the valley below, lots of snow activities available to do up at the top in the winter.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

When I was in Alaska in September, my cousin and I drove up to Hatcher Pass on Sept. 3, 2016. The 35 mile drive from the Parks Highway up to Hatcher Pass took about an hour and was bumpy with the road varying between paved to gravel to dirt with potholes. But the amazing views along the way was worth... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Be safe from the snow and bring a truck or don't drive up the road all the way. They usually block it off but this time they didn't and I got stuck in a rental Yaris. Once the road turns to gravel two way traffic is difficult. Fortunately I was saved my 3 amazing men. There is no cell service... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We only had one day in Anchorage before heading to our cruise ship in Seward. Our waitress recommended Hatcher Pass and we are so glad we went! It was about an hour and a half drive up through Wasilla and through the mountains. From the top there were a few different hiking trails you could take to see even more... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Worthy the ride. excellent views all the way from Palmer, the river is beautiful an the views from the Pass are never to be forgotten. The unpaved road was in great conditions.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Hatcher pass has become one of my favorite places to go. It has so many beautiful trails of varying lengths and difficulties. A quick hike to Gold Cord Lake is easy exercise but the views make you feel like you are worlds away from the parking lot below. I also recommend the drive through the pass to willow. It's spectacular.... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Independence Mine. We saw it more as a photo op as we didn't have a chance to hike around. On a clear day the views would be spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Alaska and are used to the beautiful mountains. But there is simply no place like Hatcher's Pass. I lived in Chile, and these mountains are more breathtaking than the Andes.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We took a day drive along Hatcher Pass approaching from Palmer toward the Independence Mine State Historical Park. The road curves along streams and in between mountains for beautiful views. Once past Independence Mine, however, the road turns to gravel and remains that way to Willow, so very slow traveling. But worth it if you have the time. We noticed... More 

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