Visitors enjoy a walk from downtown Hope to the shore of Turnagain Arm. Hope is located at the mouth of Resurrection Creek, 87 miles from Anchorage on the Seward Highway.. This picturesque community was a frenzy of gold rush activity in 1896. Miners named their mining camp on Resurrection Creek Hope City, after young prospector Percy Hope. But the gold rush in Hope was short-lived. By 1899, many of the miners had joined the gold rush to the Klondike. Hope City persisted, and it is now the best preserved gold rush community in southcentral Alaska.