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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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Beautiful glacier to drive to

This glacier is awesome. Just a short walk and you realize just how small you are in this world. Easy drive from Valdez for a day trip

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This glacier is awesome. Just a short walk and you realize just how small you are in this world. Easy drive from Valdez for a day trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Personally I think this is better view than we had at Exit Glacier, which is more famous. Best glacier viewpoint for family with young kids in Alaska.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some time to kill and this was a great place to spend some time. The glacier is so massive and blue blue ice. It is incredible to hike around and look at it up close. Watch your step.

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Thank Luv2hikejulie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband remembered this Glacier from the 1950s. It has receded greatly, but we were able to walk across to the base of it, and touch the blue ice, and see an ice cave. We spent about an hour walking around and learning about the glacier from the informative signs. It's proximity definitely makes it worth a stop.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views from main road Beautiful waterfalls abound Easy walking access from highway Restrooms on site

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Seffner, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If visiting the Valdez area, no wonder this is one of the top places to visit. Right off the Glenn Hwy at milepost 28.7, north of Valdez. You're going right past it on the way into Valdez, and returning for that matter. There is ample parking and "rest stations" (good idea to bring your own paper) with interpretive signage telling... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You drive by Worthington Glacier to and from Valdez. Just stop for a photo moment and sit down and enjoy the view.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and well worth the visit. There is an easy walk to an observation platform. If you want you can go off the trail and cross the river flats to climb up and touch the glacier. I wish we could have stayed longer to try the other trails. Don't get under the ice no matter how tempting! It is... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited this glacier 20 years ago. On our recent visit was surprised to see how far it has receded but it is still beautiful. The view from the highway is almost more impressive than viewing it from a closer distance. I would certainly recommend going to the information center and walking the trail toward the glacier. There is... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice paved walking trail to near the face. Proceed at your own risk if you want to be closer. Some good interpretive signs along the path. One said this glacier quit advancing 150 years ago. It also said if all the other glaciers melted this one would still be around. Lots and lots of ice.

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