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Address: Valdez, AK
Activities: Hiking
Description: An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.

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Quick trip to the glacier.

One of the few glaciers you can drive up to and see. It has receded quite a bit since the first time I saw it in the late 80's. Well worth the time to stop and see it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the few glaciers you can drive up to and see. It has receded quite a bit since the first time I saw it in the late 80's. Well worth the time to stop and see it.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The nice thing about this roadside stop is that the glacier is terrific and it's absolutely no additional effort to stop. Easy on-and-off the highway to parking and toilets, and a short walk to good views. Perfect for showing the family a glacier up close. Our 4-year-old loved it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Best chance in Alaska to easily walk up to a glacier and get a little bit inside a blue crevasse-like space. Go beyond the viewing area for an easy walk with a great reward.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We went quite close to the glacier. There were some warnings about construction explosers The way a bit bumpy. The view beautiful, especially in the evening hours. The snow not as whilte as other glaciers we have seen.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great view point stop from Richardson Hwy. Visible from a long distance driving both north and south. Impressive! Attempted to see Columbia Glacier on a cruise. That was a bust. More impressed with Worthington Glacier

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We saw it for the first time in 2008 and again this year. It had receded dramatically. I suspect that, in another 7 years, there won't be anything to see at all. Regards, OldeBear

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you want to hike a short ways to touch a glacier this is the one. We took our six year so it wasn't a bad climb. Awesome views and was awesome to be able to go inside the glacier for pictures. Just watch out for mud and make sure your hands are free in case you need them.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Did a 4 to 5 hour guided hike up the glacier. Fantastic views. If you have your own "clamp-on" type shoe spikes, you could easily do this without a guide.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Worthington can be appreciated from the parking lot or by taking the easy trail up to the mouth of the glacier itself. The morphology and ecology of glaciers is well-described in an excellent interpretive trail close to the parking lot where there are also free telescopes.

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Impressive glacier, easy to see near Thompson pass! All the route to valdez is magnificent and should be seen!

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Address: Valdez, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Valdez

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