Ice Guide : Southcentral : Matanuska River : Pinnacle Mountain

Pinnacle Mountain

Drive north on the Glenn Highway through the small town of Sutton. Shortly afterwards one will come to the Kings River bridge where there is access to the Chickaloon Trail. Consequently, this area can be a popular spot for snow machiners. Follow the highway through a couple of sharp turns next to the river that flows against some steep bluffs on the opposite side. After the second turn, the road begins to straighten. Drive approximately 0.25 to 0.5 miles and park at a sometimes present pullout. Pack your bags and head down to the river to get to the climb at Pinnacle Mountain.

ALERT: This area exists on Chickaloon Tribal land. As such, anyone found in this area without a permit will be considered trespassing. Fortunately, one can obtain a permit from the Chickaloon Native Tribe Environmental Offices in Sutton. Drive approximately one half mile past Jonseville Road in Sutton and one will find their Environmental Offices in a brown building on the north side of the highway. Head inside to pick up your permit before heading out.

Photo: Ian Thomas

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