Mineral Creek Road

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5/5 (2 reviews)
Valdez, Alaska (Valdez-Cordova County)
Last Updated: 10/30/2023
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A narrow canyon trail with views of glaciers, rugged mountains surrounding you, and mining efforts throughout the years (historical as well as current) are all present along this short sojourn into the Alaskan wilderness. Anyone looking for historic goldmines will be well rewarded along Mineral Creek Road and hiking the area. At the end of the drivable trail (where this trail guide ends and marked with a gate), a hiking trail continues to the historic Smith Mill about 1 mile further up the canyon. (At the time of mapping this guide, a landslide prevented safe hiking to the Smith Mill, proceed at your own risk.)

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5/5 (2)
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6700
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 10/30/2023

Closed for the year, the trail is normally groomed for XC skiing though!
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/19/2019

My wife and I visited the trail after not visiting the area for over 10 years! The trail was fairly well maintained except for the bushes closing in on our newer 4Runner the last mile or two of the trail.
Trail Review: Mineral Creek Road - Kyle Todd
Trail Review: Mineral Creek Road - Kyle Todd
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