Turnagain Pass

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Turnagain Pass
Elevation 900 ft (274 m)
Traversed by 2-4 lanes of the Seward Highway (AK 1)
Location Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States
Range Chugach 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 into the Anchorage bowl and begins to round the 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". Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  2. ^ National Scenic Byways Program (2007). "Turnagain Pass, AK". Retrieved 2008-02-22. 

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