Looking North: Alaska FKT Routes

by | Apr 21, 2023 | Routes

The wilds of Alaska conjure visions of big mountains, desolate wilderness and winter snow. While FKTs are quiet in this region, the existing routes offer a variety of challenges. Of the 26 posted routes and variations, 21 don’t have a posted women’s times (80.8%).

In 2022, women set 2 of the 5 FKTs (40%).

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google.

Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
Old Womans Mountain2.31340No
Kashevaroff Mountain3.21929No
Barometer Mtn 3.4Yes1h 22m24s
Three Sisters 4.8Yes2h 15m12s
Matanuska Peak 55573No
Deer Mountain Traverse11.15330No
Granite Tors Trail152900No
Lost Lake Trail16No
Healy Ridge Denali NP 16.76903No
Penguin Ridge Traverse 16.79610Yes7h 22m 22s
Meadow Creek Drainage Circumnavigation 17.58880No
Valley of 10000 Smokes Road - Katmai NP23.22800No
Donaho Peak 24.51976No
Pinnell Mountain Trail 276000No
Chena Dome Trail 298300No
Terror Lake to Town 29.310300No
Denali 30.813110No
Chugach Front Linkup 3221000
Chilkoot Trail 337000Yes8h 1m36s
Tutka Backdoor 34.19275Yes9h 11m57s
Resurrection Pass High Route 3923000No
McCarthy Road59.1919No
Juneau 5 Peaks 59.418959No
Bob Blodgett Nome-Teller Hwy 725000No
P-Town Beat-Down81.117586No
Denali Park Highway 92No
Yukon Quest 1000 Mile1,000No

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