So many great places to shoot around Hatcher Pass! Gold Mint Trailhead, the base of Government Peak, the lookout where you can see the city of Palmer, and of course the Lodge and Mine at the end of the road. In the summer you can also drive to the actual pass, where there’s a beautiful alpine lake. Don’t count on getting up there until at least June, and it will often shut down again in September after the first snowfall.
Travel Tips for Hatcher Pass:
Give yourself extra time to get up the road! It takes about 20-25 minutes to get to the top from Palmer. It’s always colder here, be sure to dress appropriately and bring the right footwear!