Ice Guide : Southcentral : Chitina River : Crystalline Hills

Crystalline Hills

To get to the Crystalline Hills continue down the McCarthy Road past the town of Chitina until you get to the 35-mile marker. A series of dramatic peaks will be on your left. Between the 35-mile and 36-mile marker is a maintained trail with "S" sign on it. This trail offers the best access to the mountains. The closest climb is about 30 minutes up the trail. All other routes require longer more strenuous approaches.


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Photo: Mike Weber

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