Where in the world is McGrath, Alaska?

Answer: A million miles from the stresses of life.

THE ALASKA RANGE: 120 MILES EAST

Our close proximity to the Alaska Range and North America's tallest mountain peak, Denali, helps the village of McGrath serve as the perfect jumping-off point for many Alaskan adventures.  A large herd of wild bison roams the base of the range and other animals such as lynx and grizzly bears frequent the area.

IDITAROD NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL: 0 MILES

The Iditarod National Historic Trail consists of a network of trails totalling more than 2,300 miles between Nome, on the Bering Strait, and Seward, near Anchorage. Originally used by ancient hunters and later by gold prospectors, the trail is now used, and best known, for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Other races uses the trail each February, including the Iron Dog Snowmachine Race, Iditarod Trail Invitational and the Iditasport.  Although it is primarily a winter trail, hikers do use sections during the summer months.

 In our neck of the woods, this historic trail is our highway for traveling to neighboring villages, hunting, trapping and harvesting wood.