Iditarod National Historic Trail Brochure


The Iditarod National Historic Trail celebrates a 2,400-mile system of winter routes that first connected ancient Native villages and later opened Alaska to the last great American gold rush. Forest and tundra reclaimed the Iditarod Trail for almost 50 years until Alaskans, led by Joe Redington, Sr. and Dorothy Paige, reopened the trail in the early 1970s. To draw attention to the role dogs played in Alaska’s history, Joe and his friends created an epic sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome following the route of the historic Iditarod Trail. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ultimately revived dog mushing in Alaska and around the world.

In addition to Iditarod history, this brochure contains a map of the National Historic Trail as well as the Iditarod Sled Dog Race Route.

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Collection: Public Room
Category: Brochure


Iditarod National Historic Trail
National Conservation Lands
National Historic Trails