An epic 38-mile point-to-point backcountry trail.

Statistics

5 - 6

hrs

1,798

m

1,777

m

6

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Resurrection Pass is a classic backcountry point-to-point trail on the Kenai Peninsula running ~38 miles from just outside the town of Hope to Sterling Highway and the Kenai River.

This epic trail crosses a majestic alpine pass high in the mountains.

Along the way, it passes crystal-clear lakes and rushing streams, and it provides endless views of mountain peaks.

While this is a full-commitment backcountry trek, the reward is well worth the effort. The ease of access to both ends of this trail makes it a popular point-to-point ride.

You can easily set up a self-shuttle with a pair of cars and traverse this majestic mountain range.

How long you take is entirely up to you.

Some riders will attempt the crossing in a single day, but others will opt to turn it into an overnight bikepacking trip.

This is a popular backpacking route as well, so you'll find numerous established campsites along the way. This is bear country, so be bear aware, come prepared with bear spray, and practice all Leave No Trace and bear safety guidelines.