Southeast Alaska Birding Trail Haines

Lutak Road

Great viewing opportunities with many road-side pull-offs.

A drive along Lutak Road is offers great viewing of Lutak Inlet with numerous road-side pull-off locations suitable for birdwatching. Along this road, birders have observed: Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Surf Scoter, Common Loon, Marbled Murrelet, Harlequin Duck, and Pigeon Guillemot.  A lucky birder might find a Boreal Owl. The estuary where the river meets the inlet is a particularly great spot to look for birds.


From the Haines Ferry Terminal, Lutak Road travels 5 miles to Chilkoot State Recreation Area. There are numerous road-side pull-offs along Lutak Road which provide great views of Lutak Inlet.

Boreal Owl
Boreal Owl. Photo: Milo Burcham

Birding Resources:

eBird Hotspot: Haines--Lutak Road

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