Welcome to Sutton – The Alpine Historical Park

Alaska is all about individuality, and nowhere is it showcased better than the community of Sutton. A unique spot situated at Mile 60 of the Glenn, Sutton was originally founded in 1918 as a station on the Matanuska Branch of the Alaska Railroad and became a mining town. Today, Sutton is a picturesque stopping point along the Glenn and has a population of about 900 people.


Alpine Historical Park

Coal Mining at Alpine Historical Park
Two coal miners pose inside of a mine
A little piece of Alaska’s past, located at Mile 55.9. The Sutton Coal Washing Plant was originally built by the Navy and operated briefly in 1922. Learn about the early days of coal mining in the Matanuska Valley and check out the old buildings and equipment there. Admission is free, and there is also a nice park area with picnic tables and a playground.


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