Chena Hot Springs Transportation

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    Hiking to Chena Hot Springs

    by MTrav Updated Dec 13, 2005

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    There are some great hiking trails in the Chena Hot Springs area. The character of these hikes has changed since the extreme fire season of 2004 burned through some of the area. For the most part, these are natural, although dramatic, changes to the landscape. You can also see how the forest responds and recovers from such sudden changes.

    The Angel Rocks trailhead is at a pullout / campsite at 49 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. The trail follows a river for about a mile, then climbs to some rock outcrops (Angel Rocks). The trail continues along a ridge before dropping down into the resort area. Its 8.5 miles each way.

    If youre interested in hiking in the area, you should also consider Granite Tors trail, which has a trailhead at 39 mile Chena Hot Springs road.

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    Flying to Chena Hot Springs

    by MTrav Updated Dec 13, 2005

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    Flying the Chena river from Fairbanks to the resort is a short, pleasant trip.

    The resort maintains a 3000 foot gravel strip. The strip is in a canyon but otherwise easy to access and well taken care of.

    The resort offers flightseeing from an amphib - 325$ and up.

    The photos were taken during the fall colors Spetember 2005.

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    Driving to Chena Hot Springs

    by MTrav Written Dec 12, 2005

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    From Fairbanks, drive north on the Steese highway a few miles. From there, its about 56 miles northeast on Chena Hot Springs Road. If you are coming from the Richardson highway, from Delta or Tok, there is a shortcut at Northpole - take Badger road to Nordale road, which will save at least 30 minutes.

    Chena Hot Springs road generally follows the Chena river to its source in the White mountains. Along the way there are good fishing stops and quite a few good campsites. In the summer you are likely to see Moose.

    The road is maintained year-round. Even in the coldest winter months, it is a decent drive. The road can get rough with potholes and frostheaves, and icy and dark in the winter. But if you drive slowly, it is no problem in any type of vehicle.
    There is a general store near Two Rivers, but I dont think fuel is available anywhere along the way.

    I recommend giving yourself enough time to stop along the way for a short hike to the river.

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    Sled dogs

    by sswagner Written Jan 5, 2005

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    Here is another popular activity in Chena Hot Springs. These sled dogs can take you around the scenic surroundings of the resort. This is a good way to learn about another vital aspect of life in Alaska.

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    Bush plane

    by sswagner Written Jan 5, 2005

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    Bush planes are a way of life up here. Besides giving aerial tours, they make vital supply runs and carry the mail. This is an excellent way to view the landscape of the White Mountains. A sunset ride is nice and some rides will even take you above the Arctic Circle. The resort can arrange for you to fly in one depending on what you would like to see.

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    Snow shoe

    by kaloz Written Feb 28, 2003

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    A good way to get around in the snow is to snowshoe. These aren't those old fashioned wood and sinew models. Snow shoes are high-tech, with built in crampons for traction on ice. Poles are optional but recommended for slopes.

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    All Aboard -- The Aurora Train

    by kaloz Written Feb 28, 2003

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    We took the Aurora Train, a winter special with Alaska Railroad. It is a 12 hour ride, transfer to/from the resort, two nights lodging, and a return flight. From Anchorage $350/person. The train ride is beautiful.

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    Dog Sled

    by kaloz Written Feb 28, 2003

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    Yes, Alaskans still mush, and not just for racing. So hitch up your dogs to your sled and away you go.

    Gretchen and team
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    my friend Mr. Boyle the owner...

    by o00o Written Oct 4, 2002

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    my friend Mr. Boyle the owner of Boyle Hostel brought me there..

    the pic was taken during mid night 00:45am

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