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Near Valdez in Valdez Cordova Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

Horse and Sled Trail

 
 
Horse and Sled Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2010
1. Horse and Sled Trail Marker
Inscription. On the far side, just above the water are the remains of the old sled trail, used in the early days. It was cut out of the rock, just wide enough for 2 horses abreast. 200 ft. above can be seen the old goat trail. This road was used till 1945.
 
Erected by Department of Transportation & P.F.
 
Location. 61° 5.108′ N, 145° 53.636′ W. Marker is near Valdez, Alaska, in Valdez Cordova Borough. Marker is on Richardson Highway (Alaska Route 4 at milepost 15.3). Click for map. The Richardson Highway mile posts were established before the 1964 Good Friday earthquake destroyed the town of Valdez. 'Old' Valdez was abandoned and 'New' Valdez was established four miles further down the road, thus the mile post for 'New' Valdez is -4 miles. Marker is in this post office area: Valdez AK 99686, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Railroad Tunnel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goat Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Horse and Sled Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2010
2. Horse and Sled Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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