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Quick Facts

  • Location: 61 ° 13' 5" N, 149 ° 54' 1" W
  • Region: Anchorage
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  • Elevation: 102 ft (31.09 m)
  • Events: Iditarod


Getting There

population 44,237, on Knik Arm, Cook Inlet, 75 mi. NW of Seward, Cook Inlet Low.

Alaska's largest city, established in 1913 as the construction camp and headquarters of The Alaska R.R. to be built from Seward to Fairbanks. It was early referred to as "Ship Creek" and "Woodrow", but with the establishment of the Anchorage post office in 1914-15 the residents voted, August 15, 1915, to name the new town Anchorage. The name was derived from that of Knik Anchorage immediately off-shore from the new camp. Its population was estimated to be 6,000 in 1917, but in 1920 it was officially 1,856. In 1930 it was 2,277; 3,495 in 1939; and 11,254 in 1950.

Places Near Anchorage

Capes: Beluga Point,

Lakes: Cheney Lake, DeLong Lake, Hood Lake, Little Campbell Lake, Lake Otis, Lake Spenard, Sundi Lake,

Mountains: O-Malley Peak, The Ramp, Suicide Peaks, Mount Williwaw,

Parks: Baxter Bog Park,

Peaks: Peak 3, Falls Peak, Flaketop Peak, Homicide Peak, Hope Mountain, North Avalanche Mountain, Peak Two, South Powerline Peak,

Mountain Ranges: Chugach Mountains,

Streams: Chester Creek, Hood Creek, Little Rabbit Creek, Potter Creek, Ship Creek,

Trails: Alder Trail, Alder Trail Part 2, Ballpark Trail, Bear Point Trail, Bird Point Interpretive Trail, Bird Ridge Interpretive Trail, Bird Ridge Trail, Bird Valley Trail, Blacktail Ptarmigan Rocks Trail, Blueberry Hollow Trail, Blueberry Loop Trail, Bold Ridge Trail, Cali Creek Trail, Connector 1 Trail, Connector 2 Trail, Denali View Trail, Dew Mound Trail, East Fork Eklutna River Trail, Eklutna Lakeside Trail, Flattop Mountain Alternate Trail, Flattop Mountain Trail, Four Corners Loop Trail, Gasline Trail, Golden Grass Trail, Grand View Trail, Hanging Valley Trail, Hemlock Knob Trail, Hidden Lake Trail, Indian Creek Pass Trail, Indian to Bird Bike Trail, Lake Spur HV Trail, Little Loop Trail, Little Omalley Trail, Long Lake Trail, Lost Cabin Valley Trail, McHugh Lake Trail, Meadow Creek Trail, Middle Fork Loop Trail, Mile High Ridge Trail, Mount Eklutna Trail, Mountain Meadow Trail, Mt Baldy Trail, Muktuk Marston Memorial Trail, Near Point Trail, North Fork Trail, Panorama View Trail, Penguin Creek Trail, Penguin Peak Trail, Peters Valley Trail, Picnic Loop Trail, Powerline Access Trail, Powerline Trail, Ptarmigan Pass Trail, Ptarmigan Valley Trail, Rabbit Lake Trail, Rapids Camp Loop Trail, River Loop Trail, Rodak Nature Loop Trail, Rondevous Peak Spur Trail, Rondevous Peak Trail, Rondevous Ridge Trail, Ship Lake Pass Trail, Silver Fern Trail, South Fork ER Trail, South Fork Rim Trail, Spencer Loop Trail, Spencer Trail, Turnagain Arm Interpretive Trail, Turnagain Arm Trail, Twin Peaks Trail, White Spruce Trail, Williwaw Lakes Trail, Wolverine Bowl Loop Trail, Wolverine Bowl Trail, Wolverine Peak Trail, Yuditna Cabin Access Trail, Yuditna Cabin Trail,


Anchorage’s Peak III: Urban Skiing at Its Best

Allison Sayer

The Chugach front range contains many tantalizing looking ski lines. However, many of them are rarely in skiable condition. During some years, snowfall is light. Other years, howling winds or rain clean the snow away as soon as it falls. When everything does come together in the front range, there are endless exciting lines to be had. I feel extremely fortunate to have skied off the summit of The Ramp, Harp Mountain, and several other front range peaks.


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