Directions to the Cooper Landing TrailheadThis trailhead is the 50 miler start, and the 42 mile checkpoint for the 100 miler.
From Anchorage, take the New Seward Highway to Sterling Highway. Proceed on the Sterling Highway to Cooper Landing. After passing through Cooper Landing, cross the bridge over the Kenai River, and the Resurrection Pass Trailhead will be on the right, just beyond a large gravel parking area. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Anchorage.
Directions to the Hope TrailheadThis trailhead is the 100 miler start and finish, and the 50 miler finish.
From Anchorage, take the New Seward Highway to the Hope turnoff. Follow the Hope Highway to mile 16.2, then turn left onto Resurrection Creek Road. Follow signs for the Resurrection Pass trailhead, about 4 miles. It takes about 90 minutes to drive from Anchorage.
Where to StayIf you want to stay closer to the race start/finish, there are several options for camping. There are also various lodges and cabins in the area.
Campgrounds near the Cooper Landing Trailhead:
- Cooper Creek South (4 miles from the trailhead)
- Quartz Creek (9 miles from the trailhead)
- Porcupine (5 miles from the trailhead)
- Coeur d’Alene (10 miles from the trailhead)