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Compeau Trail & Colorado Creek Winter Trail
Guide to Compeau Trail and Colorado Creek Winter Trail at Chena River State Recreation Area (SRA) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.
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Guide to Compeau Trail & Colorado Creek Winter Trail in Chena River State Recreation Area Compeau Trail Trail Access: Mile 29.9 Chena Hot Springs Road Allowable Uses: ATV, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Snowmobile, Skiing Distance: 18 miles one-way Total Elevation Gain: 2100 feet Colorado Creek Winter Trail Trail Access: Mile 31.6 Chena Hot Springs Road Allowable Uses: Snowmobile, Skiing, Mushing Distance: 5.7 miles one-way Total Elevation Gain: 400 feet Mike Kelly Memorial Trail: Compeau Trail: This multi-use trail provides year-round access to the Colorado Creek Cabin. Follow the blue/black trail markers for 18 miles to reach the cabin. The entire Compeau Trail follows an easy contour route with grades of 10% or less. The Compeau Trail makes a turn at mile 10; just past this turn the trail intersects the Mike Kelly Memorial Trail. You can also get to the cabin following the dozer line. After riding 5.5 more miles, the trail intersects a 1950’s dozer line; a sign marks this intersection. Follow the steep grade 3/4’s of a mile downhill before connecting with the Compeau Trail again. The last 2 miles gradually descend to the cabin. In winter, the Compeau Trail can be accessed from the Colorado Creek Winter Trail. Colorado Creek Winter Trail: The Colorado Creek Winter Trail provides shorter access to the Colorado Creek Cabin. Summer use is prohibited due to boggy soils. The Mike Kelly Memorial Trail is accessible from the Compeau Trail; it was constructed during the Boundary Fire in 2004. This trail is very rough and has steep grades, but the ridge offers stunning views of the Chena River Valley, the Alaska Range, and North towards the White Mountains. The trailhead to the Mike Kelly Memorial Trail is at the end of a 6-mile wood-cutting road known as the School Road. This un-maintained road leaves Chena Hot Springs Road at mile 18, next to Two Rivers Elementary School. The Mike Kelly Memorial Trail is 13.5 miles long ending at the top of a prominent ridge. The Compeau Trail joins the Mike Kelly Memorial Trail at about mile 8.5 of the Mike Kelly Memorial Trail. Colorado Creek Cabin Reservations are required to stay at the Colorado Creek Cabin. To reserve the cabin visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/north.htm Cabin Coordinates: (N64°58.233' W146°39.407'). Park Access: Due to saturated soils during spring break-up, motorized trails are closed (except for hiking) from April 20th through May 24th. Contact the Northern Area office for closure dates; dates may vary. Park Rules: Disturbing or gathering natural materials is prohibited in the Recreation Area, except for berries, mushrooms, and similar edibles for personal use. For a complete set of park rules visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chena/chenareg.htm Alaska State Parks Northern Area Office 3700 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 451 - 2695 (M ike Ke lly Me mo ria lT rai l) Chena Rivet State Recteation Atea Compeau Ttail & Colotado Cteek Wintet Ttail w@. �� . E s Projected Coordinate System: NAD 83, State Plane Alaska, Zone 3 Contour Interval: 100 Feet, 160,000 RATV � Riding R Snow- �mobiling CRSRA Boundary U � Hiking ;-:: 0.5 l!H 0.5 Fishing 1 Miles a 1 Kilometers Cabin Bridge Road Compeau Trail Winter Trail Non-Motorized Trail Multi-Use Trail (ATV) River Stream Produced by: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Date Published: June 15, 2013. Cartographer: Justin Wholey This map represents differential GPS data collected during the Alaska State Parks Trail Inventory Project that was started in conjunction with National Park Service (NPS) Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program and Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR) Information Resources Management (IRM). Trail Data was gathered with the assistance from Northern Region Alaska State Parks staff Alaska State Parks Northern Region Office: (907) 451-2695. www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks Alaska State Troopers: (907) 451-5100. Emergency: 911 The State of Alaska makes no expressed or implied warranties (including warranties of merchantability and fitness) with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of this product or its appropriateness for any user's purposes In no event will the State of Alaska be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or other damages suffered by the user or any other person or entity whether from use of the product, any failure thereof or otherwise, and in no event will the State of Alaska's liability to you or anyone else exceed the fee paid for the product