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Mechanical, dog-tracked, human-powered… The roadhouse has been involved in the Iditarod Trail races for decades and this year won’t change it!

2/2021: Iron Dog checkpoint

The roadhouse serves as a checkpoint for the Iron Dog snowmobile race. McGrath is a famous layover, and an ideal place to follow the event and support your favorite racers! Book your stay here.

2020 Iron Dog snowmobile race official website

2/2021: ITI checkpoint

The Iditarod Trail Invitational race does not come to McGrath in 2021. Good luck racers and see you another year!

3/2021: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Every winter the roadhouse serves as a busy logistics outpost for the Iditarod Air Force. We accommodate a large number of volunteers. During the race, we serve meals to Iditarod visitors all day long.

2020 Iditarod Sled Dog Race official website