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I Can See For Miles

Trapper Creek was settled before the Parks Highway was built.

There was no bridge, so settlers had to travel to their homesteads either by barge or over the winter ice from Talkeetna.

This area was settled in the 1940’s, 1950’s, and finally in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

There are views of Mt. McKinley on the Petersville Road and in Denali State Park.

Mt. McKinley is about 36 miles from the road at Byers Lake Campground.


From Detroit To Alaska: Trapper Creek

Trapper Creek is spread out along the road 15 miles north of Talkeetna junction.

You can turn and drive down the Petersville Road at Mile 115. Trapper Creek extends down this road, which leads to mining and recreation country in the foothills of the Alaska Range. There are active mines and prospecting going on.

Because of the spectacular views of Mt. McKinley, this area has been considered as a site for a southern visitor center to Denali National Park.

You’ll find the Trapper Creek Museum about a mile down the Petersville Road. The museum is a collection of photos and paraphernalia from the mining and homesteading era.

 

+ Activities + Things to Get
+ Where to Stay + Where to Eat


trapper creek museum 

WHERE TO STAY
Mary's McKinley View Lodge
Trapper Creek Inn


TRAPPER CREEK, ALASKA MAPS AND FEATURES
+ Map: Trapper Creek Area
+ Map: Gold Rush Towns

RELATED MAPS AND FEATURES
+ Map of Parks Highway Campgrounds
+ Map of Alaska Museums

While In Trapper Creek, Don't Miss...
• Trapper Creek Museum

TRAPPER CREEK & DENALI STATE PARK

115 miles from Anchorage

A homesteading community adjacent to a sparsely populated 325,240 acre state park. Borders Denali National Park. Great campgrounds and well-maintained viewing areas with signs, graphics and trails.

 

Trapper Creek Community Web Site
Information about Trapper Creek including businesses history, weather, events and activities.

Trapper Creek Museum Web Site
Information about the Trapper Creek Museum.

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