Caribou Creek

Slana, Alaska 99586

Caribou Creek

Caribou Creek Professional Guide

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"A straightforward trail hike over mostly easy terrain that provides easy access to some hills and ridges for additional exploring. A good family hike.

The trailhead is marked on the north side of the Nabesna Road at mile 19.5 (WP-1), but the parking area is located a few hundred yards back at about mile 19.25. The path is an ATV trail that begins in open tundra and thinly timbered spruce that gets thicker as you go. Travel is easy, and you have nice views of the hills in front of you for most of the hike."

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Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Mollie Foster
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"A developed lower trail with easy access to alpine, to connect with ridges for longer, overnight treks in the Mentasta Mountains. A relatively simple hike on an old all-terrain-vehicle track, the Caribou Creek Trail leads into alpine country about as painlessly as possible, and from there the choices are yours. The rugged, high valley above the end of the trail invites exploration, and a few steep but nontechnical routes lead up the ridges on either side of the creek. You can also hike all the way to the summit ridge of the Mentasta Mountains, at the head of the drainage. The view is spectacular from the divide, particularly to the east toward Noyes Mountain, and the ridge rambling is fine, if steep in places, for several miles east and west along the ridgeline"

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Trail Information

Slana
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.3 miles
Distance
908 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Best June through September
Season
Hunting, ATV/OHV
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers, Waterfalls
Features
USGS Nabesna C-5
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