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All reviews hatcher pass gold mine gold mining gold rush great place to hike summit lake mining camp mining town assay office alaskan history day trip beautiful drive beautiful setting great history visitor center take your time late september
We were told that the road is worth our time, and it was the right decision. It starts along farming area, then goes into this beautiful canyon with the river and ends high up in the mountains. You are all surrounded with snow and low...More
The road meanders thru the mountain scenery and every turn is more gorgeous than the last. The actual area of the mine was closed when we were there and the road leading up there was too much of a walk. Many people tho had gone...More
The road to the mine is not open - check the mine website for when it will open. It took me 25 min to walk up and another 20 min to walk back down. Mine visitor center was open and it is worth the walk...More
This is an interesting abandoned gold mine in beautiful Hatcher's Pass.
The drive going to Independence Mine is breathtaking as you are surrounded by Alaska in all her glory. Despite the mine being abandoned, its maintained by the state as a historical site. They have...More
We live so close, but forget to take our guests here every year! This past July, took my cousin’s here from Upstate NY! The LOVED it! Out of all the places we took them in 2 weeks, my cousin, Marks said this was his favorite...More
We drove the proximally 20 miles up from Palmer on a cloudy day and the scenery of the river was worth it even though you could not see the tops of the mountains when you arrive at Hatcher Pass you have to walk around the...More
This is a nicely restored mining camp, although the mine itself is not restored. There's a paved level walking path that provides mostly external views of bunkhouses, cookhouse, and assay office. There are interpretative signs, as well as a small visitor center. There's also hiking...More
When we were there, the park had already closed its closest parking lot to the mine because of the end of the season. The road up to Hatcher Pass is paved, but you have to walk part of the way to the mine, once the...More
Response from GaleAKDreaming | Reviewed this property |
The first ten miles is open year round but over the top and down the (rough) road back to parks opens when the snow is off the road. In June the pavement is smooth and beautiful. You can call AK Parks at (907)745-2527 to... More
The first ten miles is open year round but over the top and down the (rough) road back to parks opens when the snow is off the road. In June the pavement is smooth and beautiful. You can call AK Parks at (907)745-2527 to when they plan on opening the park. Bring wind breaker or rain jacket with polar fleece. The view is a delight not to miss.
Response from Frank_from_Georgia | Reviewed this property |
Roughly 25-30 miles. Good paved roads all the way. Beautiful views along the way. If needed, when you get to parking area, follow signs to handicapped unloading area. Eliminates a little uphill walking.