PALMER — As of Saturday, Jan. 19, the east side of Hatcher Pass will be open to snowmobiles from the Goldmint Trailhead Parking Lot at Mile 14.5 to the Hatcher Pass Summit at Mile 19 of the Hatcher Pass Road.
The west side of Hatcher Pass, including the portion of Summit Lake State Recreation Site west of the pass, will also be open to snowmobiles. The trail to the summit is a multi-use trail so snowmobilers should comply with the posted speed limit and watch for hikers, skiers and snowboarders.
As a reminder, the boundaries for snowmobile use in the Hatcher Pass Management Area changed on Jan. 20. These changes primarily involve the Government Peak, Mile 16, Gold Mint, Reed Lakes/Little Susitna, Archangel, and Marmot Mountain areas. Where practical, signage will be placed along the revised boundaries.