Get Out and hike Rainbow to Windy Trailhead
Rainbow Trailhead to Windy Corner Trailhead, off Turnagain Arm, is a 3.8-mile moderately trafficked out-and-back trip. The trail, off the Seward Highway, features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.
The Rainbow to Windy trail is rocky and open with aspen trees. On the Turnagain Arm this trail has some of the best views. It is also known to have dall sheep in the rocky area above. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips and birding; it's at its most scenic from April until October.
This trail can be overrun with flowers and bushes late in the summer, so make sure to stick to the trail. Along the trail you can find some nice creeks and open views.
This is also a good trail to bring dogs on.
Right before you get to Windy parking area there is an opening that you will take a right out through trees to a nice overlook of the Turnagain Arm. This spot gets very windy.
The distance from Rainbow to Windy is just 1.9 miles, making it the shortest hike on the Turnagain Arm. The hike’s elevation gain is 1,338 feet.
Driving Directions: Take the Seward Highway south out of town; Rainbow is the next trailhead after McHugh Creek. The turnoff is to the left of the road at about mile marker 108, but the trail's hike sign is posted on the right side of the road.
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