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Mendenhall Glacier

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Address: End of Glacier Spur Road, Juneau, AK 99801
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Located in Mendenhall Lake, this glacier is 1.5 miles wide and 12 miles...

Located in Mendenhall Lake, this glacier is 1.5 miles wide and 12 miles long.

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Great glacier and a must visit while being Juneau

It is such a great experience to view the glacier from close distance with water streams falling from under ice glacier in to the lake. Need to be here to feel the enchantment... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is such a great experience to view the glacier from close distance with water streams falling from under ice glacier in to the lake. Need to be here to feel the enchantment. Again great experience if you come across a wolf and fish being caught by upstream straight into their mouth. Having seen both New Zealand and Alaskan glaciers,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very easy and short walk to this beautiful Glacier and Waterfall. The walk is very peaceful and the air is fresh. some trails are paved. Can be a bit cold. Bring a windbreaker or light jacket. Couple viewpoints you might want to stop and take pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to a cruise and we took a tour to this glacier. Wow! The view is so amazing. Excellent for landscape photos and to enjoy nature. It's a must go if you visit Alaska.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here when we were on our cruise to Alaska with our family. My wife stayed behind with her mom, but I took the kids to a shuttle there (not through the cruise line). You can see the glacier from the ranger station, but to get to the actual glacier is about a 1 to 1 1/2 mile hike.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get a chance in your life to see this and other Alaskan highlights please do, very cool to see this massive glacier.

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Vilnius County, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many things to do around glacier. Always wanted to go on the glacier, but did not have enough time for that. I wish I could do this one day. It is a pity that glacier is getting smaller by years-global warming. But the trail by the glacier and all those waterfalls... Place can be very romantic, but... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i visited the the glacier more than ten times in the 2016 season. every time i went i had a good experience. there is a good view of Mendenhall glacier as well as several hiking trails. on the hiking trails i totally enjoyed the lush forest and all the animals that i came upon which include seeing salmon in the... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few - if not the ONLY - glacier in the U.S. that you can actually approach on foot (short, intermediate hike). For the adventuresome, walking on the ice is possible, although considered dangerous. It's location is absolutely stunning, and during the spring and summer months, mountain goats are visible on the hills above. Black bears... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waters were a little on the high side so the trail was closed but the salmon were running and weather was fair. Visited Aug 2015

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our next part of the tour brought us to the rainforest of Alaska. We hiked a pristine and beautiful trail through the woods, learned about the plant life in the area, and after about a mile long hike, made our way to a clearing and a small beach. From there, the bright blue glacier was clear in the distance. It... More 

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