Sea Ice Route
The Iditarod Trail changes slightly each year, based on conditions. This year, warm temperatures and unstable surfaces have required a deviation in the trail over the sea ice between Shaktoolik and Koyuk. ITI athletes will travel closer to the coast after leaving the Little Mountain Cabin and will take an overland route for the last several miles before Koyuk.
After Koyuk, the trail heads takes a more inlet route for the first few miles before rejoining the standard track to Elim. Once athletes leave Elim, they will take the overland route to Golovin.
The map below shows the standard route in red along with the planned revisions in green.