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Grizzly along the Denali Highway Rafting the Gulkana National Wild River Native woman drying salmon on racks ATV rider on trails near Glennallen Surveyor
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Iditarod National Historic Trail

America’s Last Great Gold Rush Trail

Sled dog teams arrive at Campbell Tract during Ceremonial Start of the raceCome view the Ceremonial Start of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race March 1 at the BLM Campbell Tract in Anchorage! The Campbell Creek Science Center will be open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with excellent viewing opportunities a short walking distance from the Center.  more>>

Take an inside peek at last year's Iditarod Ceremonial Start event at Campbell Tract!

The Iditarod National Historic Trail commemorates a 2,300-mile system of winter trails that first connected ancient Native Alaskan villages, opened up Alaska for the last great American gold rush, and now plays a vital role for travel and recreation in modern day Alaska.

Over 1,500 miles of the historic winter trail system are open today for public use across state and federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), under the National Trails Act, is the designated Trail Administrator, and works to coordinate efforts by federal and state agencies on behalf of the entire Trail. BLM maintains about 150 miles of the Trail, including four public shelter cabins. The remainder is managed primarily by the State of Alaska, or crosses private Native lands on public easements.

Use the links at right to explore America's Last Great Gold Rush Trail!


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