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Worthington Glacier

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Address: Valdez, AK
Phone Number: 9072698400
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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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Definately "Worth" a visit!!!!

Located literally just off the Richardson Highway, about 28 miles north of Valdez, this glacier is well worth a stop. There are plenty spaces to park at the end of the 100yard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located literally just off the Richardson Highway, about 28 miles north of Valdez, this glacier is well worth a stop. There are plenty spaces to park at the end of the 100yard turn off on a good road and also toilets for your convenience. The official viewing area is a very short walk from the parking and is wheelchair accessible.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This stop makes the day trip to Valdez worth the drive - along with the rest of the scenery on the way. Of the glaciers we saw in Alaska, this was the only one that ordinary people can walk up to and touch without guides, etc.. And what a beautiful walk it is. Also nice little park area with asphalt... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were driving to Valdez and stopped at Worthington Glacier. It was raining and not crowded at all. We were able to see the glacier easily and take photos. We then hiked a short trail to get a little closer. This was our first of what was to be many glaciers so we were pretty excited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Has to be the easiest hike and maximum reward for this glacier hike. Very simple and has amazing views. Definitely put this on your to do list.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a stop to take pictures. We were towing a 5th wheel and just stopped at the first access point because we didn't know the turning range for the 5th wheel was - I just walked up for the pictures but it was a steep walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth the stop. Very peaceful, nice hike to see a glacier. I recommend this if you like ice. I'm running out of things to say about ice.

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Manorville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is just a short, but gorgeous, drive from Valdez to Worthington Glacier. It a magnificent, must see location. Walk out of the parking lot toward the glacier and hike all the way to the ice. There are awe inspiring views around every turn. The waterfalls and beautiful and you can get as close as you like. Plan to spend... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth the stop. Not too many people there when we stopped. We were able to hike up pretty close and the scenery from the top is tremendous. Easy to get into the parking area with a 32 foot RV. No issues and a must do if you are passing by.

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthington Glacier isn't the biggest or the loudest glacier in Alaska, but it is convenient. There is a parking lot, bathrooms, and an ADA paved walk to a good view of the glacier. There is also a nice sign releasing the state of any responsibility if you follow one of the unpaved paths onto the glacier. Take responsibility for yourself,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure we wanted to pull off the road to see Worthington (we'd planned to stop later at Matanuska), but I'm so glad we did. We had the place to ourselves and the hike up was easy. The waterfall was thunderous and impressive, and we couldn't get enough of the blue of the ice under the rocky glacial surface.... More 

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