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    Default ATV's in kennicot mccarthy area? Chitna?

    Can you ride ATV's in or around Kennicot and McCarthy?

    Are there any good trails in Chitna or fun things to go and see?

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    You can ride the old rail road route from Chitna along Wood Canyon as far as the Uranatina River. You need a full size rig to cross the Uranatina. There is lots to see and explore plus lots of bears past the Canyon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbear View Post
    You can ride the old rail road route from Chitna along Wood Canyon as far as the Uranatina River. You need a full size rig to cross the Uranatina. There is lots to see and explore plus lots of bears past the Canyon.

    How long of a ride is that Snowbear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansvan View Post
    How long of a ride is that Snowbear?
    About 12-15 miles to the Uranatina and another ~15 to the Tiekel. Few cross the Uranatina so the trail gets kinda skinny. I've never made it all the way to the Tiekel.

    You can get to the Uranatina in a slightly modified rig. There are some washes, bush and normal trail stuff to contend with. Its all hard surface trail.

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    http://www.nps.gov/wrst/planyourvisi...ted%2012-3.pdf

    That's a link to the Nugget Creek (off the McCarthy Road) trail description at the park website. There are also links to other trails and phone #s for park headquarters where you can check what trails are open to ATVs and local conditions.

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    Wow, an ATV trail in a National Park. Who woulda thunk?

    As far as McCarthy/Kennicott, you can park at the end of the road (for a fee) and ride across the foot bridge over the Kennicot River (not legal but everyone does it). A regular ATV fits across the bridge, a side by side would not.

    Once across the river, you can ride into McCarthy (about 1/2 mile) or up to Kennicott (about 5 miles). It's regular gravel roads with some full size vehicles but plenty of ATVs too. There are some trails around there but I don't know the details.

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