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Caribou cross the tundra near Nelchina Lodge

About Nelchina, Alaska

The Nelchina mining trails are historic mining and freighting trails originating in the early 1900s. A town called Nelchina, abandoned now since 1942 was located about 15 miles north of Sheep Mountain and Eureka Lodge. Access to these mining trails is via Caribou Creek Trail (Mile 107), Hicks Creek Trail (Mile 99.4) and the Bellanger Pass Trail (Mile 123.3). George Bellanger was one of the first gold miners to strike gold in the Nelchina region.







Bring your fishing rod


Alaska Fishing:

If you love lake fishing this is your destination. You can enjoy fishing in and around the Nelchina area. You can fish for rainbow trout, dolly varden and arctic grayling.


Looking for a quiet place to take the family for the weekend close to home? You can't beat the family atmosphere here. The fishings great and the drive is close forv those watching the gas prices.

Cycling:

Cycling the Nelchina area is for the serious adventurer. Wrangel- St Elias National Park is within reach. Plan your day trips using the Nelchina Lodge as your home base biking and hiking through Alaska's impressive mountain ranges. Enjoy rugged and breathtaking cycling with miles and miles of untrammeled wilderness that will challenge you.


Hiking:
Hiking in the Nelchina area introduces you to wildlife viewing, exploring the tundra, old gold mining camps, spectacular glaciers and remote fishing lakes. The best time for hiking in Alaska is June through September. Although early September may be a bit chilly, it is an excellent time to catch the brillant fall colors and migrating caribou.





23" Ammonite
This is a Great Spot for Rock Hounds & Fossil Hunters:
Look along the Glenn Highway from mile 139 to 143. This locality is relatively close to the road. There are two main access trails leading up the south side of the mountain from the Glenn. This locality has been known to produce good marine fossils of Jurrasic age.

 


Take your ATV on endless trails

ATV Trips:
Bring your ATV's and explore the many back country trails in the area. Great for all ages.

Snow Mobiling:
Why worry about the snow conditions in Anchorage. Load up the machines and spend a few days with us. This is truely snow machine country. Miles and miles of miles and miles.

Cross Country Skiing:
Few things compare to a day cross country skiing from the Nelchina Lodge. Known for its abundant wildlife, mountain views and plenty of fresh snow. It's one of the best kept secrets in Alaska.

 














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