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Old 03-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Your favorite rides in Alaska

We'll be making like a horse turd and 'hitting the trail' for Alaska this summer (2013). We'll be riding KLRs and WRs etc. And we'd like to hear about some of those places that really, definately shouldn't be missed. From what I've learned from Alcan Rider the whole dang state is gorgeous, so this is perhaps an impossible request. In addition to the Alaska Highway, we'll ride the Glenn, Denali, Richardson, Haines, Tailor, Top of the World and Dempster; and a few side trails here and there.

This very well could be the only trip we take to Alaska, since most of us are retired and might just kick to old bucket at any moment. So if you have been there and done that and know of something really cool somewhere where we'll be we'd be grateful to hear about your tale.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Planning to do off road trails too ?..
Most u got listed is nice. Ride to Hope & Ekultna is also nice.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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A couple of additions

You might think of adding the road to McCarthy and the one to Manley Hot Springs. Otherwise you have it covered pretty dang well. Alcan Rider is the man to listen to. I assume you have discovered the "Alaska Primer" thread in this forum. If not, then check it out.

Surprisingly, we have little attractive true off-road routes up here, but the numbered routes are often so bad its like being off road. Most of the trails are beaten so hard by the 4-wheelers that they consist of muddy trails with big round rocks hidden in the puddles.

If you drive the routes you have named, you will eat up a good part of the summer. Take youir time and enjoy.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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If you come up after the first of July should ride from Palmer to willow via hatcher pass. It is hands down IMHO the most amazing place in Alaska. Palmer side is paved and twisty willow side is gravel and potholes. But we'll worth the time and effort.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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If you come up after the first of July should ride from Palmer to willow via hatcher pass. It is hands down IMHO the most amazing place in Alaska. Palmer side is paved and twisty willow side is gravel and potholes. But we'll worth the time and effort.
+1 on what he said. I forgot what is in my own back yard.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. This is just the kind of information I'd been hoping for. Your suggestions are going on my list. And, yes, we do hope to ride as much dirt as possible.
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