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Address: Valdez, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-269-8400
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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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Incredible experience

Hiking this glacier with a guide was one of the highlights of our 3 week June trip to Alaska. Beautiful day and sunny skies lit up the glistening glacier and waterfalls. Blue ice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
trgoben1
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking this glacier with a guide was one of the highlights of our 3 week June trip to Alaska. Beautiful day and sunny skies lit up the glistening glacier and waterfalls. Blue ice was everywhere. Highly recommend this experience.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk to the glacier is pretty easy and gives you great views of the glacier and country side. You can walk right up to it and touch it.

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North Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Whilst possibly not the most spectacular of glaciers it has to be one of the most accessible and it costs nothing. There is are information boards at the viewing area, but to get right up to the toe of the glacier one has to pick your way over the moraine. This is not a a graded path so may not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to the glacier with our family which includes 2 younger children. The hike up to the glacier took about an hour and it was worth it! It was beautiful and a great experience for the whole family. The park includes areas to view the glacier without taking the hike if you are not able. It's worth a stop... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This was a nice, convenient place to vistit on the way to Valdez. It was raining quite hard and I would not recommend hiking to the glacier in those conditions. The views are excellent and the waterfalls next to the glacier and beautiful when there is hard rain.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

My last visit was in 2004 and this time I visited in September 2016 and I was shocked at how far the glacier has receded. Even after a ten minute hike, I still was not able to reach the glacier. I took some photos, used the restroom and was on my way.

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Alta Loma, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Worthington Glacier is just at the side of the road. It is interesting with nice interpretive panels and a helpful ranger willing to answer questions, but it is not one of the big impressive glaciers.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Stopped off at the Worthington Glacier off the Thompson Pass. Able to walk to a viewing point and then proceed past the viewing point towards the glacier. Terrain not easy so for those less comfortable on their feet stay at the viewing point. Glacier receding but great views. If you intend to walk to the glacier wear appropriate footwear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Actually getting to touch a massive glacier is amazing. This hike was not strenuous, just some uphill hiking. We hiked through the river and over the rocks a good bit going to the top and going to the toe. Definitely recommend this hike.

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Gilman, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Easily accessible. Wonderful view of the glacier. Enjoyed the hike and Glacier. I would highly recommend going to see this!

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