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Bodenburg Butte

Address: Bodenburg Loop, Palmer, AK
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Palmer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have made this hike many times and takes my breath away in beauty now the hike too. Bring rain jacket and water with your camera. Make sure your camera battery is charged with room for tons of pictures.. Watch for bush planes flying around the mountains and towards Knik/Colony Glacier. The Air Force does fly by rarely but a... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There are two sides to choose from when wanting to climb to the top. Not a big parking lot on either side. Make sure you have a camera because once you get to the top you will want to take lots of pictures.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good paring area, and usually very clean and cared for trail. Great little outing for the family and less experienced hikers

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We did this hike after going a helicopter tour to Knik glacier. Maybe our enjoyment of this hike was lessened by having just done one of the highlights of our vacation but we found this hike to be very average. We hiked up the "dirty" side, it lived up to its name and the hike was steep, dusty, and hot... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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213 reviews 213 reviews
79 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A pretty ride down the old Glenn hwy takes you right to this little gem. Actually the old Glenn past the eklutna tail race through the little town of Butte is amazing. The old cars rusting out there will stun you. Back to the hike. Matsu Parking is 5.00 per day but that's the same for state parks. The walk... More 

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Awesome hike with great photo opportunities. Good parking area and very safe place for everyone. It is even a good place to take your dogs.

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Palmer, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Two sides offer a great afternoon hike. Beautiful view from the top. Good for all hiking ability levels.

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Chandler, Arizona
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16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We went up the side with stairs. It's paved until the last 100 yards into the parking lot so you can get here without violating your rental car agreement. The hike itself is about 1.5 miles each way with about 400 stairs when you get near the top (about the last 1/2 mile). If you can't handle the stairs, there... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great for kids and active people! Some portions of the Butte are steep, but it is well worth the view.

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Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great hike and very popular -- both sides have lots of adults/kids/dogs -- you can hike up one side and down the other or you can hike up and then come back down the same way. If you hike up and over I suggest you have two people and park one vehicle on each side; otherwise the... More 

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