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Leave it to Alaska to bundle life-list scenery and challenge into what amounts to a neighborhood ramble in an Anchorage exurb. On the hump to 3,550-foot Crow Pass, nab eyefuls of giant glaciers and waterfalls as you climb through bear, moose, and Dall sheep habitat. Before, fuel up on a cinnamon roll the size of a baseball mitt at The Bake Shop in Girdwood.
Distance 8 miles (out and back) Trailhead 61.018138, -149.092272 Drive time 1:05 from Anchorage Season Late June to September Contact
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