Area 51 Summer Access
Cost: $130 Hours: 45.1
Project Objective: Reopen summer access to some of the best hiking in Valdez. Area 51 is a large alpine bench with amazing views. Phase One was brushing out the salmonberries, devils club, and other brush for unobstructed hiking access to Area 51. Phase Two will be improvements to the trail for a smoother hike and defined trail to the end of Area 51 and over the ridge to Jack Bay drainage.
Project Description: In 2021 we completed Phase One reopening the trail for summer access to Area 51.
History: The Area 51 trail was initially put in for snowmachine access and due to time constraints of maintenance it wasn't kept open for summer access.