Ice Guide : Southcentral : North Anchorage : Friday Creek

friday creek

Friday Creek is located on the north side of the Knik River almost directly across from Hunter Creek. This area is accessible near Jim Creek and when conditions are solid in winter, one can find vehicles parked at the entrance to this remote valley.

To get to Friday Creek take the Glenn Highway north from Anchorage. After going past Eklutna, exit at the Old Glen Highway just before the Knik River Bridge. Turn right and begin heading east adjacent to the Knik River.  After several miles, the main road will curve left and cross the Knik River.  Once over the bridge, turn right on Sullivan Avenue to the Jim Creek Recreational Area to gain access to the river bed and find your way out to the next main valley. If traveling in your trusty 4-wheel vehicle, be on the lookout for tracks that may take you to the entrance of this valley. 

ALERT: Friday Creek is in a backcountry wilderness area. It is uncertain if any access issues exist for this area. If you brave driving your vehicle out, be aware that vandalism and theft may occur in this secluded area. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE UNATTENDED.

Climb from approach (Jan 2018) Photo: Travis McAlpine

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