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East Hatcher Pass Management Area partially opens to snowmobiles

(Palmer, AK) – The Mat-Su Area Office of Alaska State Parks announces as of 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, the east side of Hatcher Pass will be open to snowmobiles from the Fishhook Trailhead Parking Lot at Mile 17 to the Hatcher Pass Summit at Mile 19 of the Hatcher Pass Road.  This is a restricted opening and motorized vehicles must remain on the snowmobile corridor until they are on the west side of Hatcher Pass.

The west side of Hatcher Pass, including that portion of Summit Lake State Recreation Site west of the pass will also be open to snowmobiles.  The trail to the summit is a multi-use trail, so snowmobilers should obey the posted speed limit and watch for hikers, skiers and snowboarders.

Please remember that snowmobiles must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles to legally operate on public land.

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