Murphy Dome Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

4.2
FIETS
7.1 mi
DISTANCE
2,346 ft
GAINED
6.1 %
AVG. GRADE

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Page Contributor(s): Bryant Robbins, Palmer, AK, USA

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This 7.1 mile bike climb is located in AK, USA. The average gradient is 6.1% and there is a total elevation gain of 2,346 ft, finishing at 2,920 ft.

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Cycling Murphy Dome

Ride 7.1 miles gaining 2,335’ at 6.1% average grade.

Climb summary by PJAMM ambassador Bryant Robbins, Palmer, Alaska.

Murphy Dome is the highest point in the Fairbanks area. It is located about 20 miles northwest of town, and at 2,909 feet the summit is slightly above tree line. Somewhat higher than Ester Dome, the climb is longer, and therefore less steep overall with the steepest sections (above 9%) being in the beginning. The climb is entirely gravel and at the time we did it, it was well compacted and very smooth. Traffic was almost non existent during our ride.

 The mountain is the former site of a US Airforce surveillance radar station. This has largely been removed with only one station remaining and the majority of the mountain is now a recreation area. The top of the mountain is alpine and provides 360 degree views including the Alaska Range and Denali, along with the Minto Flats, a vast expanse of lakes and rivers. Summer thunderstorms are common in interior Alaska, and our stay at the summit was cut short by two thunderstorms, and millions of mosquitos. Be prepared for both.  

Thank you Jill and Bryant!!

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