Contrary to the words of Trip Advisor, Portage Glacier is not in Anchorage. It is actually in Portage close to Girdwood. It is approx 1.5 hours away, depending on traffic and weather. The drive down the Seward highway is quite scenic with a few lookout points on the way for breaks or pictures. the whole trip is definitely worth it from Anchorage and pretty inexpensive for Alaska tourism. It is the closest place to Anchorage to be able to get up close to a glacier.
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