The Iditarod Trail

The checkpoints shown here are based on the ones used for the 1998 and 1999 dogsled events. The racers in the 2002 event will essentially follow the same course and use the same checkpoints. (Mainly for the very good reason that there ain't nowhere else out there!!!!!!)

1 Anchorage
Mile 0 - Population 258,782

2 Eagle River
Mile 20

3 Wasilla
Mile 49 - Population 5,314

4 Knik
Mile 63 - Population 461

5 Yentna Station
Mile 115 - Population 8

6 Skwentna
Mile 149 - Population 80

7 Finger Lake
Mile 194 - Population 2

8 Rainy Pass
Mile 224 - Population 2

9 Rohn Roadhouse
Mile 272 - Population 0

10 Nikolai
Mile 365 - Population 103

11 McGrath
Mile 413 - Population 441

12 Takotna
Mile 436 - Population 58

13 Ophir
Mile 474 - Population 0

14 Iditarod
Mile 564 - Population 0

15 Shageluk
Mile 629 - Population 152

16 Anvik
Mile 654 - Population 100

17 Grayling
Mile 672 - Population 195

18 Eagle Island
Mile 732 - Population 0

19 Kaltag
Mile 802 - Population 250

20 Unalakleet
Mile 892 - Population 784

21 Shaktoolik
Mile 932 - Population 226

22 Koyuk
Mile 990 - Population 296

23 Elim
Mile 1,038 - Population

24 Golovin
Mile 1,066 - Population 142

25 White Mountain
Mile 1,084 - Population 188

26 Safety
Mile 1.139 - Population 0

27 Nome
Mile 1,161 - Population 3,706