Alaska ATV Club

Knik Glacier, Alaska Ride

August 22,  2009
Copyright  2009        ©   Dianne Roberson.   All rights reserved.
Larry also known as RockHound
Rich, Mike , and John
Group break
View of Knik Glacier from the Top of Trail   August 22, 2009
Me looking for action to record on my video camera mounted to my helmet.
Mike
Me on my Yamaha Grissly 550 - August 22, 2009
Trail to Knik Glacier
Jim Creek Crossing August 22, 2009
Where: About 30 miles north of Anchorage - North on Glenn, take Old Glenn exit (before the river bridges) for about 8 miles along Knik River over the Knik River Bridge - once across the bridge
parking is available on left side of the road or - follow the Old Glenn about 1 1/2 miles further, turn right at the Alaska Raceway Park sign (asphalt road), follow it 1.25 miles, past the raceway  - two
entrances to the Pavilion parking area are on the right (just past Butte Airman Rd on the left).  The Pavilion parking area gives easier access to the bulk of the riding area.

This area has something for everyone, trails in the woods, open flats, mud and dunes. Crossing Jim Creek itself can range from easy to "highly improbable" depending on how high the water is.  If
you can cross you can run to the glacier (about 20 miles from the creek) or take side trails up a couple of valleys. Metal Creek runs across the face of the glacier, be very cautious if you try to
cross it.  It is glacier-fed, meaning you can’t see the bottom.  It can and will swallow your wheeler in a heartbeat – and can and will swallow you in two heartbeats.  
Danielle & daughter - HavinFun
ATV Club Riders
Dan
Mike
Metal Creek
Brian (BryGuy) and Danielle (HavinFun)
Fall colors on August 22, 2009
Map to parking lot ATV Club uses when riding to Knik Glacier
Mountain Range
Great father & son team