Indian Valley Trail
in Chugach State Park
Access: Indian Creek Trailhead
Allowable Uses: Hiking
Distance: 6.3 miles to Indian Creek Pass
Elevation Gain: 2100 feet
Safety and Considerations:
Trail crosses Indian Creek several times on its
Parts of the trail can be difficult to follow, especially in the grass
gradual climb through old growth forest. Brush
and brush of the sub-alpine.
and Alder give way to panoramic alpine near
winter months. Trail is Part of "Arctic to Indian" winter ski traverse.
Indian Creek Pass.
Avalanche prone areas exist near the pass. The descent to Indian is
steep and often icy. Part of this traverse in on Fort Richardson and a
Bikes are prohibited. Open fires are not permitted
except in a camp stove for cooking. Camping is
Area subject to trapping during
Recreation Access Permit is required. Call Fort Richardson at 3840296 for more information.
only permitted over ½ mile from the trailhead or
developed road. Camping in an undeveloped area
Beautiful tall trees in the lower valley. Open terrain near the pass
of a state park is limited to 10 consecutive days.
invites camping and exploring. Remote and scenic Ship Lake can be
Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for
a complete set of park rules.
accessed from the Indian Pass Area (see map).
Chugach State Park Headquarters
Mile 115, Seward Highway
Potter Section House