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Resurrection Pass

Location In the Chugach National Forest connects Sterling Hwy north to trailhead above Hope on the Turnagain Arm.
State(s) Alaska
Type Backcountry
Length 39.00 Miles / 62.76 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




photo: Resurrection Pass Trail in Alaska on the Chugach National Forest; Photo by Nancy Gehm
Resurrection Pass Trail in Alaska on the Chugach National Forest; Photo by Nancy Gehm

Resurrection Pass Trail, located on the Seward Ranger District, Chugach National Forest, is a road-accessible trail popular year round. Its popularity is due to the significant amount of diverse opportunities available, including hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, camping, scenic vistas, waterfalls, wildlife viewing, and access to lakes and streams. Day hikes and multi-day trips are possible, depending on hikers' desires and time available. Five Forest Service public recreation cabins are also available along the trail at miles 7, 9, 9.5, 13 and 18, making a "hut-to-hut" experience a popular trip opportunity.

Resurrection Pass Trail traverses through spruce and aspen forests at lower elevations, and climbs into higher alpine tundra with lush wildflowers. Spectacular scenery abounds. The surrounding topography of steep and narrow canyons, sub-alpine vegetation of low shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers, and accessible ridgelines make for exciting hiking opportunities. Elevations reach 2,400 feet. Wildlife includes moose, bears, wolves, Dall sheep, mountain goats and grouse. Fishing opportunities for Dolly Varden, rainbow trout, grayling, salmon, whitefish, burbot, and lake trout are available in some of the nearby lakes and streams.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 1/1

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 30 inches.

Primary Surface: Not Available

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1979

Date Last Updated: 05/14/2013


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Chugach National Forest
P.O. Box 390
Seward , AK 99631
(907) 271-2773


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