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Old 02-01-2018, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Long atv trails

Starting to plan some of our summer weekend trips and want to hit some long trails. I’m looking for trail suggestions that are fairly remote and long. Some 75+ Mile round trips would be great. We usually go for 2-4 days at a time.

I’ve been all over Petersville, Hatcher’s, Eska, Boulder, Pinochle, Permanente, King River, Klutina Area, Valdez Creek & Windy Creek off Denali Hwy. I’m tired of the same places.

I would like to hit some new areas this year. So far I’m looking at Goober Lake Trail which supposedly goes pretty far into the mountains next to Nelchina Glacier. And maybe the trails back to Yacko Creek. I’ve spent zero time in Eureka.

Also looking at Butte Creek & Swede Lakes, and trails to Big Lake/Deadman Lake. Any other good ones off the Denali Hwy?

Are there any good trails up past Paxton towards where Arctic Man is held?

I’m in a pretty well equipped s x s. My only limiting factor would be water depth & speed. Can’t be crossing fast 3-4 ft rivers with the wife and kiddo.
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:47 PM   #2
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Been reading some more and talking to people. Sounds like in Eureka, you can get all the way to the Black River but only big buggies can cross and go further. That’s still a long ways in, 50+ miles one way.
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Default Re: Long atv trails

Goober lake trail goes a long ways if you can cross the Nelchina. From what I understand it was a buggy trail till the moose population took a dive and guides and hunters stopped accessing that area. I have been there on sleds numerous times and only seen a fraction of it.

Swede lake trail covers some ground but you will have a hard time making a loop unless you come out or start at Haggard creek or Meirs lake.

Nothing around Summit lake that goes any distance due to rivers and mountains.

There are trails at the southern end of Fort Greely that go a ways and make loops or can be connected. Coal mine road and 12 mile crossing/33 mile loop.
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