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Iditarod Trail 2021

Iditarod 2021 Map

Checkpoints Distance between Distance from Distance back to
Checkpoints Anchorage Deshka Landing
Deshka Landing N to Skwentna 67 83 785
Skwentna N to Finger Lake 40 123 745
Finger Lake N to Rainy Pass 30 153 715
Rainy Pass N to Rohn 35 188 680
Rohn N to Nikolai 75 263 605
Nikolai N to McGrath 48 311 557
McGrath N to Ophir 41 352 516
Ophir N to Iditarod 80 432 436
Iditarod/Flat/Iditarod Loop 20 442 416
Iditarod S to Ophir 80 432 336
Ophir S to McGrath 41 352 295
McGrath S to Nikolai 48 311 247
Nikolai S to Rohn 75 263 172
Rohn S to Rainy Pass 35 188 137
Rainy Pass S to Finger Lake 30 153 107
Finger Lake S to Skwentna 40 123 67
Skwentna S to Deshka Landing 67 83 0
Total 852

While the trail runs by Yentna and Takotna, they will not be checkpoints due to COVID-19 concerns. Using Deshka Landing as the start/finish, rather than the nearby Willow is for the same reason. The final 8-hour stop is at Skwentna on the run South. The other 8-hour stop has to be taken in the loop from Rohn to Rohn. The 24-hour stop must be take on the run North at or before Iditarod.

The Dalzell Gorge and Stepping Stones on the way South should be “interesting”.

March 4, 2021   No Comments