Hatcher Pass Road, Alaska Alaska, United States
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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.