State reopens trail closed for bear concerns

The state has reopened a stretch of a popular trail closed earlier this month because of concerns of grizzly bear activity.

Chugach State Park officials say the portion of the Indian to Girdwood bike trail, which parallels the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, is open again because there have been no observed or reported aggressive brown bear behavior.

The section closed was a one-mile stretch, from Mile Post 96 to 97, near Bird Point.

State officials say people in the area should remain vigilant when traveling in bear habitat.