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Hatcher Pass, Palmer

#34 of 113 in Nature in Alaska
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Hatcher Pass (3,886 ft or 1,148 m) is a mountain pass through the southwest part of the Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska. It is named after Robert Hatcher, a prospector and miner. The nearest cities are Palmer and Wasilla approximately 12 miles (19 km) to the south, and Willow approximately 26 mi (42 km) to the west. The communities are at an elevation of approximately 250 ft (76 m) in the Mat-Su valley.

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  • My husband & I went here today. It was sunny and cool. Fall is in the air. However, like any place, clouds blew in. Still nice, because we dressed accordingly. As you can see, winter is in the air...  more »
  • We drove up after visiting the Independence Mine, and the views are beautiful! There are many places to stop, take in the views, or hike. This area has a lot to offer, and it is definitely worth a...  more »
  • If you are fortunate enough to arrive at the summit on a clear day, you will be rewarded with views that are spectacular. There are hiking trails that take you in all directions.
  • Beautiful location. Only spent a half hour up there, but would go back for hours if I had the chance.

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