Chugach

Indian Valley Trail

brochure Chugach - Indian Valley Trail

Guide to the Indian Valley Trail at Chugach State Park (SP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to 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 Difficulty: Moderate Elevation(feet) (feet) Elevation Indian IndianValley ValleyTrail TrailProfile Profile 3000 3000 2500 2500 2000 2000 1500 1500 1000 1000 500 500 00 00 11 22 33 44 55 66 77 Distance Distance(miles) (miles) Trail Description: 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 Park Rules: 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 Special Features: 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). Contact: Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway csp@alaska.gov - Potter Section House (907) 345-5014

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