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Crow Pass Trail from Eagle River to Girdwood

Hiking Difficult

44 km
1.7 km
1.4 km
1 day +
Low Point
120 m
High Point
1.1 km
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Part of the historic Iditarod trail Crow Pass takes you into Alaska backcountry close to Anchorage. We started at the Eagle River Nature Center and ended at the trailhead parking just uphill from Girdwood / Alyeska. Following the Eagle River for about 13 miles then making a major crossing before heading uphill to the pass. Glaciers, lots of bears (we just saw scat), and about 4,436 feet gain makes for a challenging day.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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