Iditarod National Historic Trail

The triangular trail sign for the Iditarod National Historic Trail features a blue husky and sled against a yellow background


Established: November 10, 1978
Managing Nonprofit: Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management


Graphical map of the Iditarod NHT across the state of Alaska

Map of the Iditarod NHT courtesy Iditarod Historical Trail Alliance.

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