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CROW PASS CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014 Season Dates
OverviewCrow Pass Cabin is located about 500 yards off the Crow Pass Trail, which follows part of the former supply route for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The trail is popular destination for its historic sites, stunning scenery and wildlife watching opportunities.
The cabin is an ideal stop for visitors hiking the entire length of the trail, which takes an estimated two to three days, or for visitors interesting in a good base camp for mountain climbing in the area.
The site is only accessible from late May through late September due to high avalanche danger the remainder of the year. Getting there requires a 3-mile hike from the Crow Pass Trailhead off Crow Creek Road with an elevation gain of 2,080 feet. The trail may have snow through mid-June, and wet conditions may result in small stream crossings. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is situated in the Chugach Mountains near Crystal Lake at an elevation of about 3,500 feet. It sits in open tundra above the tree line with vegetation of low shrubs, grasses and summer wildflowers.
Crow Pass is a picturesque 24-mile trail offering alpine hiking, trail running and sightseeing opportunities. It is also a good family trail, but does have steep switchbacks in some places. Interesting points between the trailhead and the cabin include the Monarch Mine ruins and waterfalls. The trail continues past the cabin, revealing views of Raven Glacier and the Eagle River.
The cabin is a 16x16-foot, A-frame with a main floor and sleeping loft. It can accommodate 6 people and offers wooden bunks, a table with benches, fire extinguisher, first aid supplies, snow shovel, a broom and an outside pit toilet. A kerosene heater is provided.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The cabin is located near Crow Pass in the Chugach Mountains, 3 miles from the Crow Pass Trailhead. Cabin users can expect to encounter small stream crossings during wet periods.
Access: At mile 90, AK-1 S/Seward Highway (35 miles south of Anchorage). Turn left onto paved road leading to Mt. Alyeska Resort (Alyeska Highway). After 2 miles, turn left onto Crow Creek Road. Trailhead is at end of road (7 miles) and parking is available. Refer to USGS Map, Anchorage A6.
Mailing Address:CROW PASS CABIN
ALYESKA HWY & MONARCH MINE RD
GIRDWOOD AK 99587
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)783-3242