Hatcher Pass Road, Alaska Alaska, United States

7.33Rider Ratings
48 km Route Distance
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Difficulty8 Road Quality7 Beauty7 Length1 day

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Route Overview

The Hatcher Pass Road includes 3 roads running 19 miles from the Glenn Highway and 30 miles from the Parks Highway. The road is scenic, with some paved sweeping turns, twisty roads and really rough dirt sections.

The eastern approach to the pass is short and steep while the western approach is a long and slow to climb the followed by a steep, winding descent that can be tough on brakes. 

The road is closed all winter that could last 8 months. The best view along the road is from Summit Lake, with its great vista to the west. Summit Lake is also a great spot to see marmot and watch paragliders jumping from nearby Nixon's Nose.

This is a fantastic motorcycle route and great day tour. But be sure to allow enough time for the many drivers going very slowly. The road is known for rough conditions and most are surprised by the roads actual conditions.

Light
Traffic
Adequate
Rest Stops
Average
Road Condition
Adequate
Gas Stations

Motorcycle Types

Touring
Cruiser
Sport bike
Dual-sport
Scooters
Sport touring
Standard
Other

Terrain

Asphalt
Gravel
Hilly
Rolling Hills
Tarmac

Scenics Along

Forests
Greenland
Lake
Mountains
Plains
Urban
Residential

Type of Road

Straight
Sweeping Curves
Twisty

Best Time to Ride

Fall
Spring
Summer

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