Turnagain Pass

Coordinates: 60°48′12″N 149°11′07″W / 60.80333°N 149.18528°W / 60.80333; -149.18528
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Turnagain Pass
Mountain hemlock in Turnagain Pass
Elevation900 ft (274 m)
Traversed by2-4 lanes of the Seward Highway (AK 1)
LocationKenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States
RangeChugach Mountains

Turnagain Pass (el. 900 feet (274 m)) is a mountain pass just south of the municipal limits of Anchorage, Alaska. It is located in the northeastern part of Kenai Peninsula Borough. The pass marks the highest point on the Seward Highway at approximately milepost 70.[1] Traveling north, the Seward Highway descends to skirt the edge of Turnagain Arm.[2]

The pass is a popular winter recreation area for skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers. The designated recreation area is located within the Chugach National Forest, which maintains the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, whose forecasting area is centered on Turnagain Pass.


  1. ^ State of Alaska (2008-02-22). "RWIS site summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  2. ^ National Scenic Byways Program (2007). "Turnagain Pass, AK". Retrieved 2008-02-22.

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60°48′12″N 149°11′07″W / 60.80333°N 149.18528°W / 60.80333; -149.18528