Donnelly Dome is silhouetted at sunrise with the Delta River glinting in the foreground. Photo Courtesy Steven Miley
Open to the public this hike requires everyone over the age of 15 to have a RAP (Recreation Access Permit) from the Army. Hikers also need to sign out prior to driving up Dome Road. RAP’s are available through the Internet: http://usartrak.isportsman.net or at the Fort Greely Visitor’s Center during regular business hours. Check in to Donnelly East are 531 on the website or phone (907)873-3181. By accessing the system you will know if the area is open for recreation or if it has temporarily been closed for military training. If closed for training, our backup location is to meet at the pull out to Coal Mine Road.
“Alpine Aurora” The aurora stretches over the top of Donnelly Dome in this self-portrait taken on a
frigid night in February. Photo by Steven Miley
Frozen Donnelly Lake Aurora
The aurora glows in the sky over a frozen Donnelly Lake with Donnelly Dome and Granite Mountain in the background. Photo by Steven Miley
Donnelly Dome aurora. Photo by Dwight Phillips
Beautiful day at Donnelly Dome. Everything is frozen and it appears to be a white out. Photo by Scott Skaleski
Crescent moon over Donnelly Dome. Photo by Scott Skaleski
Delta Junction Trails Association invites you to come hike with us on American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day!
Where: Meet up at the pullout 2.5 miles up Dome Road from mile 248 Richardson Hwy
This hike is open to the public. It does require everyone over the age of 16 to have a RAP (Recreation Access Permit) and sign out either the day before or the day of the hike. RAPs are available through the internet at http://usartrak.isportsman.net/ or at the Fort Greely Visitor’s Center during regular business hours. Check In to Donnelly East area 531 via the website at http://usartrak.isportsman.net/ or via phone at 873-3181. By accessing the system, you will know if the area is open for recreation or if it has temporarily been closed for military training.
If the area is closed for training our backup location is to meet at the pull out to Coal Mine Rd.