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Alaska

 4.4 (44)

3.8 Miles 6.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

296' 90 m

Ascent

-691' -211 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

5,314' 1,620 m

High

4,851' 1,479 m

Low

Shared By Z. S.

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A great new addition to the Klondike trail system with good flow and a fun descent.

Z. S.

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Alaska was added summer of 2013 and extends the whole Klondike Bluffs network further north. It can be ridden in either direction, but for maximum fun, climb up a different route and then take Alaska down.

The first mile or so of the trail is rolling singletrack that winds around the rocky outer cropping of rocks above Salt Valley. It flows nicely around big rock formations on hardpacked dirt - even going in between a two very large rocks tilted together (reminiscent of North 40 at the Brand Trails). The switchbacks are smooth and the views are spectacular.

Alaska's descent follows a slight ridge line and is mainly on slickrock and salt wash sandstone. The trail was built to make the sandstone ride smooth and features a small corner that is a natural rock berm.

Two other trails exit off of Alaska: Homer and Nome, making for lots of riding options. If you don't want the downhill to end quite yet, instead of finishing on Alaska, take Homer all the way down to Dino-Flow for a total of a 1.7 mile descent. You can also exit down to Dino-Flow via Nome at the first intersection you come across. The full Alaska trail finishes on Mega Steps at the EKG intersection slightly above the Dino-Flow intersection.

The shortest ride option for this trail is to go up Mega Steps and then take Alaska down for a 6.5 mile loop total.

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Sep 23, 2018
Michael Bobbe
Jul 2, 2018
Brendan Edwards
Apr 27, 2018
Rachel Ch
Apr 24, 2018
Andrew Ludbrook
Apr 17, 2018
Nick Wilder
Apr 12, 2018
Jerry Opperman
Mar 29, 2018
Jay Holsten
Mar 8, 2018
Kelley Hale
Love Alaska! Rode up Mega steps to get there. Fantastic! https://www.strava.com/activities/1443231243 8.2mi — 1h 23m

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  4.4 from 44 votes

#67

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  4.4 from 44 votes
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4 Star
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3 Star
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#16

in Utah

#67

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5,496 Since Sep 25, 2013
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Alaska is a fun down with lots of places you can let go of the brakes and rip. The first part winds around the back ridge with some great views. Not a very technical trail but lots of fun. Aug 5, 2018
Yeah I am not sure about 5 star....Maybe if you are from the East coast. I would say a 3. It's not all downhill and it is just okay for all the climbing you do to get to the top. Sep 30, 2018
Reached via mega steps - Homer I think would be more of a lung buster than mega, my riding buddy thinks they are about the same. Awesome views virtually no traffic really fun terrain. I must when visiting Moab . . . Hit this on the way out as the last ride of trip great way to plan this one. Oct 22, 2018

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