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Trapper Creek / Petersville
Trapper Creek lies between Mile 107 and 133 of the George Parks Highway (Hwy. 3) and was a Dena'ina Athabascan Indian territory. Serving as the southern gateway to Denali Park, Trapper Creek offers year-round lodging, dining, services and a museum. For the explorer, Petersville Road extends nearly 40 miles from Trapper Creek into the Dutch Hills offering spectacular views of Mt. McKinley. This scenic gravel road is ideal for summer mountain biking or winter snowmobiling.
The landscape inspired famous Alaskan artist Sydney Laurence to paint his canvas from this vantage point. The scenic gravel road is ideal for mountain biking or snowmobiling. (In the summer 4-Wheel drive vehicles are recommended after first 10 miles. Check with rental car policies to see if you are permitted to travel on this road.)
In the winter, Petersville is a very popular snowmobiling destination, with groomed trails and backcountry adventures awaiting at every turn in the trail. There are hundreds of private recreational cabins accessible only by snowmobile, and several roadhouses that serve meals and offer lodging to guests. Visitors can rent snowmobiles and explore the area. Don't worry about getting lost by hiring one of the many snowmobile guides for a trip to Petersville - they have all the equipment you'll need, including the snowmobiles.
Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play
The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!
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