Resurrection Pass

A local favorite, Resurrection Pass Trail offers day or multi-day backcountry hiking or biking adventures. A 39 mile trail that climbs from 500 to 2600 feet, visitors can reserve one or all of eight public use cabins along the route. Along the way, linger to fish in Trout, Juneau, and Swan Lakes, climb any of the ridges that line the trail and take in spectacular views, or just relax on your cabin porch.

photo: Family bike packing. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Length: 39.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating

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Location: In the Chugach National Forest connects Sterling Hwy north to trailhead above Hope on the Turnagain Arm.
State(s): Alaska
Counties:
Longitude: -149.95347
Latitude: 60.48451

Driving Directions

At mile 15 Hope Highway in Hope turn south onto Resurrection Creek Road. Travel 4 miles to trailhead parking. The last mile to the trailhead is not plowed in winter.

Description

Resurrection Pass Trail, located on the Seward Ranger District, Chugach National Forest, is a road-accessible trail popular year round. Its popularity is due to the significant amount of diverse opportunities available, including hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, camping, scenic vistas, waterfalls, wildlife viewing, and access to lakes and streams. Day hikes and multi-day trips are possible, depending on hikers' desires and time available. Five Forest Service public recreation cabins are also available along the trail at miles 7, 9, 9.5, 13 and 18, making a "hut-to-hut" experience a popular trip opportunity.

Resurrection Pass Trail traverses through spruce and aspen forests at lower elevations, and climbs into higher alpine tundra with lush wildflowers. Spectacular scenery abounds. The surrounding topography of steep and narrow canyons, sub-alpine vegetation of low shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers, and accessible ridgelines make for exciting hiking opportunities. Elevations reach 2,400 feet. Wildlife includes moose, bears, wolves, Dall sheep, mountain goats and grouse. Fishing opportunities for Dolly Varden, rainbow trout, grayling, salmon, whitefish, burbot, and lake trout are available in some of the nearby lakes and streams.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Map: USFS Trail Map
Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Chugach National Forest
P.O. Box 390
Seward , AK 99631
(907) 271-2773

 

Photos

Fat bikes along Resurrection Creek. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Fat bikes along Resurrection Creek. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Trail Ranger enjoying Fireweed seeds.

Trail Ranger enjoying Fireweed seeds.

 

Juneau Lake on Resurrection Pass Trail South. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Juneau Lake on Resurrection Pass Trail South. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Trail Ranger on a Fall Day. Photo by Ir.

Trail Ranger on a Fall Day. Photo by Ir.

 

Family bike packing. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Family bike packing. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Wolf print. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

Wolf print. Photo by Irene Lindquist.

 

 Photo by Pat O'Leary.

Photo by Pat O'Leary.

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