Chugach

Peters Creek Valley

brochure Chugach - Peters Creek Valley

Guide to Peters Creek Valley at Chugach State Park (SP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to Peters Creek Valley in Chugach State Park Access: Peters Creek Trailhead Allowable Uses: Hiking, Biking (first 5 miles), Skiing, Snowmobiling Distance: 5 miles one way (to end of old road bed); 14 miles one way (to trail end) Elevation Gain: 500 feet (to mile 5); 1100 feet (to trail end at mile 14) Difficulty: Moderate Elevation(feet) (feet) Elevation Peters PetersCreek CreekValley ValleyTrail TrailProfile Profile 2600 2600 2400 2400 2200 2200 2000 2000 1800 1800 1600 1600 1400 1400 1200 1200 1000 1000 00 22 44 66 88 10 10 12 12 14 14 Distance Distance(miles) (miles) Trail Description: Safety and Considerations: Mt. Eklutna. Bear Mountain trail branches off from without bridges. Unmarked trail beyond mile 5 can be easily lost. the main valley trail after ¼ mile. Old roadbed Limited trailhead parking. Private property along first ¼ mile of trail. ends at mile 5; trail continues 9 more miles into Be respectful of local landowners. Area subject to trapping during upper Peters Creek Valley. winter months. Park Rules: Special Features: trailhead. Camping in an undeveloped area of a the valley is open to snowmobiles when snow conditions are state park is limited to 10 consecutive days. Fires adequate to protect underlying vegetation. Trailhead provides access to Bear Mountain and Camping is only allowed over ½ mile from the Old roadbed has steep muddy sections and stream crossings Quiet wooded valley for the first 5 miles. Skiing is excellent. Much of are allowed on gravel bars below timberline in the Peters Creek drainage. Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for a complete set of park rules. Contact:: Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway csp@alaska.gov - Potter Section House (907) 345-5014

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