In the 1940s, soldiers stationed in Nome enjoyed a rope tow up Newton Peak for skiing and ski-jumping. The tow line is essentially gone, although you may still find some remnants, so watch your footing. This is still a winter hot spot for skiing and snowboarding, and is a great summertime hike.
At the top: Great views, various communication antennae, and a geocache.
As with all hikes into Nome’s backcountry, do bring a friend. Bear and muskoxen frequent the vicinity.
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1099 feet