Government Peak Recreation Area, Palmer

4.9
The gate is open in winter from 8 am to 9 pm. The lights were turned on in winter 2017 for 3.5 miles of Nordic ski trails at Government Peak Recreation Area. There's also more than 3 miles of fat bike trails. A steep hike up Government Peak in summer is another fun outlet. It's 4,777 feet up, up,up.

The Borough owns the regional recreation area.

Do you want to rent the chalet?

Call the borough at 861-8578.

Here's a winter trail brochure

https://www.matsugov.us/trails?task=download&file=file_upload&id=13569

For ski trail grooming...follow the Mat-Su Ski Club page. http://www.matsuski.org/
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Government Peak Recreation Area Reviews

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  • Great place to get out in the winter and enjoy the outdoors! Snowshoeing, cross country skiing and fat tire bicycling. Dogs allowed on leash.  more »
  • Trails were well groomed and lots of options for all skill level. Incredibly well marked trails. Easy to find location outside of Palmer with plenty of parking Need a $5 parking pass but you can.....  more »
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  • Beautiful in the fall. And I believe it is used for ski races.
  • The best place to mountain bike in the valley with increasingly more trails being added

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