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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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Glacier you can touch!

Worthington Glacier was worth the view. It was free! You can walk up on the glacier and touch it and get pictures. Beautiful blue ice!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Worthington Glacier was worth the view. It was free! You can walk up on the glacier and touch it and get pictures. Beautiful blue ice!

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The water falls near the glacier face were very pleasant as they rolled off the towering rock wall. The surrounding Mountains were spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This glacier is so close to the highway and easy to access. Don't miss it because it may not be here when you come back! Informative panels for visitors tell a lot about the geology of the glaciers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I first visited in 1993. The glacier was right next to the road. Hop out, get a piece of ice, take pictures. 2015, the glacier is hardly visible from the road. You drive back then hike a ways to see it. Even then it is a good distance away. Many signs explaining this and other glaciers. No matter the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There is a lookout point but beyond that there is an unmarked unmaintained trail that leads up the side of the mountain next to the glacier so you can get really close to it. A few other people walked much further up the side of the glacier, some climbers headed for the top to get onto and over the glacier

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Port Angeles, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

nice place to stop and trails were paved..too cold to attempt walking up to the glacier..took lots of pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

No matter the season this is one of the easiest glaciers to get to - best part? It's free! No need to pay hundreds of dollars for a tour to land on one (although that's really awesome in its own right). If you're on your way to Valdez please take time to stop here. Like to hike? Then take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This glacier is not large, but it's very easy to access, just a short distance off the road over Thompson Pass as you drive into Valdez on Hwy 4. There are very good interpretation panels explaining how glaciers move, and there's good historical information - you can look at the pond that formed at the glacier head in the 1950s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We broke trail to the toe in April and had a great experience. The beautiful deep blue glacial ice is amazing. The photos my crew took will strike awe in many generations of alpine enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great access but we went the second weekend in May and did not take our winter boots-oops, this is a great stop but access is limited in May due to snow. We will be going back in the fall for sure!

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

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