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Easy, yet rewarding hike!

Be sure to take this one as you travel the Seward Highway! Its about a hour outside of Anchorage... read more

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Great bike ride

The Trail of Blue Ice starts at the Moose Ponds trailhead and heads five miles toward Portage Lake... read more

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Byron Glacier Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be sure to take this one as you travel the Seward Highway! Its about a hour outside of Anchorage and a great place to stretch your legs and see a glacier! Be sure to check out the shore of Portage Lake for some more incredible...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank N6363
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Trail of Blue Ice starts at the Moose Ponds trailhead and heads five miles toward Portage Lake and Byron Peak Trail. A very pleasant bike ride with lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery. I highly recommend this ride. Use a mountain...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first glacier walk of the trip and we had a fun time. It was an easy walk from the parking area.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cosmonster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Byron glacier was an easy hike with a lot of great views. The trail is basically flat and easy to navigate. The views of the surrounding area are spectacular. I was with an older crowd and all made it fine. One tip I would give...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

This is a super easy trail to hike up and earlier in the season it’ll put you right up at the foot of the glacier.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

The hike is relatively easy and the view is great. We went in summer and had to walk on rocks to get close to the ice. There were also lots of flies.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve D
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Maybe because it was in April it was not as great as I anticipated since the majority of Alaska is so beautiful. It’s a good hike but other hikes are better.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 286RickM
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Great place to go to see the surrounding beauty of nature. The trail is easy, unless you decide to hop off and venture on the rocks further in. Wonderful views

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

The hike is about 3/4 of a mile longer in the winter because the road to the parking lot is closed but it's definitely worth it. Hike is mainly flat. Know that avalanche danger is real and you're sometimes walking over a riverbed which can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PilotMichael_L
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We parked our car to go for a quick hike - amazing experience to literally walk onto a glacier. All by ourselves! We had previously taken a guided tour in Alberta - Alaska’s glaciers are more accessible. Bring a camera

Date of experience: June 2018
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March 12, 2019|
Response from leiam415 | Reviewed this property |
The trail ends at water which is where the glacier starts… There were still avalanches present and lots of snow until early June when we were in Alberta, I’m not sure if the trail will be clear yet because it really depends... More
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Response from inglesidejohn | Reviewed this property |
When in Alaska always be on the lookout for bears! We hiked the Eagle River area also and a Ranger was hiking out. She said nobody had seen any bears or moose or even any fresh sign in a few days. We weren’t on the trail 20... More