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Bodenburg Butte

Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Palmer
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
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Palmer, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Climb the Butte, circumnavigate the Butte, see the reindeer. Drive up to the Matanuska Glacier off the old Glenn. Great views from up top.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went with my family here to the Bodenburg Butte for a well deserved hiking trip while we were staying with some friends in Alaska over the summer, and I must say, it was absolutely gorgeous! When we arrived we ended up taking the more difficult path on the East(?) side, and I will say it was definitely more difficult... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I am partial to the side of the butte that is by the reindeer farm. I went up with my 6 and 8 year olds. They had a great time. Bring a snack for the top and enjoy the views of the Valley.

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Palmer, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I like the steep side near the reindeer farm. It is pretty steep but not technical. The parking lot is private and there is a donation box, it is a well kept area so worth leaving a buck or two. From the top the view is unbelievable. I recommend late afternoon so you can get low sun angle on Pioneer... More

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anchorage alaska
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are two trails up the Butte. One is a nicely maintained trail and the other side more more adventurous that want to eek out their own way. Worth it to do at least once and is a staple for locals to use as a simple 1-3 hr hike depending on your fitness level. My husband can run up the... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an easy hike that does not take very long to do. It can be done in less than 2 hours total (and that is at an easy pace). There are no amenities but there is a parking lot. There is no fee for doing this.

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Palmer, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The trail (new) leading up to the Butte has been upgraded and it's a great climb! The views once you reach the top are so worth your climbing efforts!

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a wonderful short hike -- about an hour up and 45 minutes down with 360 degree views of the Matunuska Valley and the Knik Glacier.

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North Bend
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

You can climb the shorter steeper side near reindeer farm or a more gradual longer route on other side of loop (2 separate entrances from Old Glenn Hwy). We chose the steep route which was very steep to start (and dusty), but once we got to 2nd half, enjoyed scrambling up some rocks to get to top. You can make... More

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Nixa, MO
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127 reviews 127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We took the West Side (easier) route on a very well maintained trail with about 240 man-made steps taking you up the steepest portion of the climb near the top. We did the hike up and back in 2 hours even, even with a short rest, photo op and snack at the summit. Great views of the glaciers, Palmer and... More

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