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Address: , Valdez, AK
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Activities: White-water rafting
Description: Area known for great river rafting.

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Amazing views on the way down to Valdez!

Amazing views on the way down to Valdez! Had we a bit more time, we would have hiked around here. Even without the hike, the views from the side of the road were awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing views on the way down to Valdez! Had we a bit more time, we would have hiked around here. Even without the hike, the views from the side of the road were awesome!

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Moshav near Netanya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We hiked the canyon on the pack trail - it was absolutely fantastic. However, finding the entrance to the trail was not obvious. park at the Bridalveil falls, and then search for the Goat Trail sign. The entrance to the trail will be about 300 ft to the left. Once you are on the trail, sometimes it's not obvious where... More 

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Ngunguru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

All along the canyon you see waterfalls cascading down and there are places to pull into and park to get good photos. Looking back along the valley is lovely. Early pioneers had cut a trail through this solid rock, since they couldn’t navigate over the many glaciers.

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sparks nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The canyon is just north of town, but a person should drive much further. The two main falls are Bridalveil, and Horestail. They are hard to miss and there are pullouts for viewing. Further north it is just as pretty all the way to Thompson Pass, which gets an incredible amount of snow in the winter. Valdez is situated in... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The drive to Thompson Pass is to see Alaska. The impact was similar to the Wilderness Preserve of Denali, striking in its vertical peaks, spiritual in the glaciers reaching down into the steep valleys; Miracles of God's handiwork. The canyon itself was another "Gift". The strata seemed molded and slanted in toffee-like rectangles with waterfalls misting down the canyon walls.... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Complete with Bridal Veil and Horsetail falls. The Canyon is such a beautiful view of the soaring mountains and lush greenery. You'll enjoy this part of the trip to Valdez.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a beautiful site.I felt lke I was driving through a dream. The scenery in this area is absolutely gorgeous. As you drive through Thompson Pass, you witness waterfalls, the canyon, and the mountains. It is truly a wondrous site.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the better drives we did on our Harley trip to Alaska and back. no one ever seems to mention Valdez, but we thought the drive was great and the town was very nice. Lot's of glaciers and waterfalls. Worth the side trip!!!

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Seffner, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Just a great drive through this area, the road (Richardson Hwy) narrows into a near sheer wall canyon. You can still see, after two years, the remains of the avalanche that blocked off this canyon, a couple of very large chunks of ice, bigger than a house.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

on the way into Valdez, it's a nice place to stop, stretch your legs and take some pictures. Very scenic and worthwhile

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