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Worthington Glacier

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An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.

An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.

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Get up close to a glacier

This is one of the few glaciers that you can walk to. It is magnificent. So thick at the point you can walk to, & close up you can see all the debris embedded in the ice. When you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Meg_And_Uwe
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the few glaciers that you can walk to. It is magnificent. So thick at the point you can walk to, & close up you can see all the debris embedded in the ice. When you touch it is very smooth but you can see the compacted ice & snow underneath. This was a really exciting experience.It... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a must stop at, you will never find an essayer glacier to get to and your aloud to clime all over it but be carful. The lady that works there is gifted at her job and loves to talk about the place. You got to have a camera the pictures are incredible and the wild life even if... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Didnt have time to do the hike, but you can see it from the main road. We drove as close as we could and took a quick pic from the beginning of the trail. Is the biggest glacier we have seen so close without having to hike a long time or go in a cruise. Definitely worth a stop.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

How often have you felt cool air blowing off of a glacier? At Worthington Glacier this will happen. Its a pretty good hike to the face but its worth it to see such a primal force at work. Apparently, when the overlook at the face was built you could touch the glacier. Now its at least a hundred yards a... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This is part of a state park. The exhibits were nice and you can walk a little ways to the glacier. Actually the glacier was a way back from the end of the trail. People did walk around the fencing to get a closer look at the glacier

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

One of the most acessible glaciers. Easy hike up to the toe, where you can touch and see the glacier. We were pleasantly surprised, after visiting other glaciers that required either a boat ride, or guide to get you to the terminus of the glacier.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Beautiful glacier right off the highway - definitely worth the hike to the face of the glacier. What a unique experience!

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Irondequoit, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a once in a lifetime opportunity!! The first morning we passed by and stopped, we were the only people there and it made us feel so tiny and in tuned with the earth. Then a fog rolled in and the glacier was gone. Next day we came back and under blue skies we hiked up the the Glacier, and... More 

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I saw this glacier 10 years ago when it was only about 100 feet from the viewing area.....now it is hundreds of feet away!! Be sure and hike the far side (right) trail to get to touch the glacier.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Driving the Richardson Highway is an amazing experience. The glaciers are gorgeous and when the sun is shining it is incredible. You don't want to miss this amazing sight.

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