East of Cantwell, the Butte Creek Trail is open to ATV riding. The trail is well defined for the first twelve miles and gradually becomes less distinct. However increasing use in the area has been pushing the established trail farther back.
To reach the trailhead from Cantwell, head east on Denali Highway (SR8) for 54 miles. The trail heads south from the highway.
Overall, Butte Creek Trail is the 16th most popular ATV riding trail of all 27 ATV trails in Alaska.