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Old 06-24-2014, 04:55 AM   #1
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Wanted - Dirt Road Day Trip Anchorage Area

My wife and I are taking a trip up to Alaska in early September. I have laid claim to one day that we are renting 1 or 2 bikes (depending on if my wife feels up to riding on her own) from MotoQuest and going exploring. I really want to spend a day checking things out off the beaten path. I'm looking for fairly easy dirt scenic roads that my wife will be able to handle, as she is pretty new to adventure riding. Any suggested routes or gps tracks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Post this in the Alaska section and you will get a better response.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
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Post this in the Alaska section and you will get a better response.
Mods might want to move this to trip planning as well unless they're looking to write a report with it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:20 PM   #4
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Hatcher Pass

A great day trip from Anchorage that time of year is to Hatcher Pass! About 60 miles to the Pass, then plan on spending a few hours exploring the gravel road from there to Willow. If you're more interested in paved roads take the Seward Highway from Anchorage and head south to Girdwood (40miles) or Turnagain Pass (60 miles) or Seward (125 miles).
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:52 PM   #5
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Thank you for the suggestion. I'll look into Hatcher pass. I will also look at the otber forums.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:06 AM   #6
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Go to McCarthy.
Motoquest will rent you a KLR or GS.
about 12 hours ride from Anchorage.
Stay at Ma Johnsons hotel.
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