P#2242 - Hatcher Pass Gravel Grinder 143K - Palmer, AK

Hatcher Pass Gravel Grinder 143K

Fishhook Road and Hatcher Pass roads carry you from Palmer up to Hatcher Pass and down to Willow, before looping back to Palmer along the Parks Highway.

The counter-clockwise climb up to Hatcher Pass is a real test, 13% gravelly grade the last mile up to the pass.

There are no services between Palmer and Willow.

(Route is 35% gravel/hardpan and is reversible.)

Elevation gain:  5300 feet (barometer)