Resurrection Pass Trail - Backpacking
This classic Southcentral Alaska backpacking trip will have you itching for your next outing on the Last Frontier.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Thru-hiking the 38-mile Resurrection Pass Trail isn't particularly strenuous—at least not all at once—but it does require either the experience to plan for several days in a remote backcountry setting or a couple of very long days.
Time To Complete
Plan three days on the Res Pass Trail and give yourself enough time to really see it. Bonus: backcountry cabins, maintained by the Forest Service, are spaced perfectly for three eleven-to-thirteen-mile days.
The Resurrection Pass Trail is open in all seasons, and each has its merits—though as the guestbooks at each cabin will tell you in no uncertain terms, you'll want to avoid the buggy season.
On Leash Only
No regulations prohibit dogs from Chugach National Forest, but depending on the season, you may very well encounter big game, bears, and/or avalanche danger—know your dog.
No permits or fees are required to hike or camp along the Res Pass Trail, but if you choose to stay in the public-use Forest Service cabins, you'll need to make a reservation in advance.