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Worthington Glacier

Valdez, AK
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Valdez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This glacier is along the hwy. on the way down to Valdez, Alaska. It is a beautiful glacier right along the side of the road. You don't even have to get out of the car to see it. The state built a really nice park there for your access and enjoyment. Its very nice.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We all know there are tons of glaciers in Alaska, but most are rarely seen and even fewer are accessible at all. At the other end of the spectrum is Worthington, where you can almost drive right up to the ice after a very short driveway off the highway. OK, it's probably a half mile or so hike from the... More

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Love the glaciers, last time I saw this glacier was in the 90's and it was alot bigger, its so sad they are getting smaller

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Just an amazing thing to see. When driving from Valdez to glacier, do not turn into the entrance. Drive a little further, about a mile or so, and pull over. Step out of car and look at the glacier in its entirety...

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The views from the road of the glacier are great but turn off for a short drive and then a walk and the they are even better. It can be a bit windy so wrap up even when its warm. The colours in the glacier and super.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wow! What a fabulous glacier. The rest of my G Adventures tour group walked to the glacier ignoring the danger signs, so naturally I followed suit. We crossed through the glacial streams and climbed up the hill to the glacier. What amazing views! I actually get pelted with ice cubes from the glacier. I’m so glad it didn’t calve on... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Get off the road and see this glacier up close and personal. Was a wonderful experience. Loved it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After watching a lady in a sweater dress make the climb in a pair of Teva sandals, we decided we could make it. With lots of stops to throw rocks in puddles and rushing water, we made it to the glacier in about 20 minutes (okay, well maybe 30 -there was a lot of rock throwing). It was great to... More

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Yokneam Moshava
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's definitely not the MOST beautiful or impressive glacier to visit, but then again - in Alaska the competition is really hard, even among the hanging land glaciers. On the other hand, you can drive off the main road to the parking lot, and within 10 minutes of easy walk, touch the ancient ice. The views are beautiful, but you... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's a nice tourist stop along the Thompson Pass. You can walk up as close to the glacier as you'd like. Most glaciers you can't get this type of access unless you've flown by air to reach them.

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