The Iditarod National Historic Trail is the only winter trail in the National Trails System. The Trail marks a string of mining camps, trading posts, and other settlements founded during Alaska’s Gold Rush between 1880 and 1920. The Alaskan Gold Rush was an extension of the fever for precious metals that gripped the nation beginning with the discovery of gold in California in 1848.
Northwestern Terminus: Nome, Alaska
Southeastern Terminus: Seward, Alaska