State Park

Arch Prospect in Hatcher Pass Management East Area

All Year

Archangel Road Trailhead is located in the Hatcher Pass East Management Area, near mile 14.4 Hatcher Pass Road. The road is managed by the Alaska Department of Transportation in cooperation with Alaska State Parks. The road is approximately four miles long, ending at the Fern Mine gate (private). In the summer months, the road is open to highway vehicles however it is often very rough. High ground clearance vehicles are recommended. The road beyond the Archangel Creek bridge (mile 2.8) is not maintained and very rocky. The Reed Lakes Trailhead is located at mile 2.9, parking is limited and congestion during summer weekends should be anticipated.

Directions: From downtown Palmer take the Glenn Highway (Hwy 1) North for two miles. Turn left onto Palmer Fishhook Rd drive 15 miles, and turn right onto Archangel Rd. (this road is only open during the summer). Drive 3.1 miles, trailhead will be a pullout on the right. 

Parking: AK State Parks Pass required for this location.

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