Caribou Creek Trail

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 62 ° 34' 17.832" N, 143 ° 29' 31.092" W
  • Region: Wrangell St. Elias
  • Uses:
  • Length: 4 mi (6.44 km)
  • Elevation: 3000 ft (914.4 m)
  • Parent: Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park

Details

Getting There
From the Glenn Highway south of Tok and north of Glennallen take the turn east off the highway to Slana. There is parking at Milepost 18.9 Nabesna Road, and the trailhead is located at Milepost 19.2 Nabesna Road.

When traveling in the park ORV permits are required for all recreational users. To obtain a permit, apply in person at the Slana Ranger Station (907) 822-7401 or Park Headquarters (907) 822-7250.

About
Conditions vary with seasonal rains and amount of use, but, generally, are good. The trail surface is dirt and rocky streambeds. Creek crossings can be hazardous when water levels are high. The first portion of the trail is easy but becomes more difficult because of several stream crossings and elevation gain. Recommended for hiking and ORV use. Caribou Creek trail offers outstanding views of the Wrangell Mountains and the Copper River Valley as well as access to hiking in the Mentasta Mountains. The recreational ORV trail ends at a small wooden shack located just above tree line.

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