Newton Peak

Distance

2 miles

Elevation Gain

1099 ft.

Difficulty

Moderate

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.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 64.560326
Longitude: -165.319172

Newton Peak is about 15 minutes from downtown Nome. Drive north 2.5 miles on the Nome-Teller Road and then turn right onto Dexter Bypass Road. When you've passed all the houses, you can start scouting the next mile or so for where you'd like to park. Newton Peak is on the right. With no trees on this mountainside, it's easy to meander on your own route to the top.