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Accessible glacier

Was driving to Valdez and stopped by this glacier. Did not have much time to explore it very much... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chor Seng T
Great Experience to be had before it dissapears

Visiting this glacier was a fantastic experience. There are great viewing vantage points for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William A
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An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
Valdez, AK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was driving to Valdez and stopped by this glacier. Did not have much time to explore it very much but it was nice to stop for a while and just admire it.

Thank Chor Seng T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a good stop when driving to or from Valdez. You get some nice views on the glacier. The only problem was that the restrooms were really dirty (the only time we faced this problem during our three week road trip in Alaska) but...More

Thank Wout V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s quite a hike now that most of the Glacier has melted I wouldn’t recommend hiking to the glacier if you are out of shape or old like me.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this glacier was a fantastic experience. There are great viewing vantage points for photos up close experiences. See it before it is gone as it is one of the many which are melting.

Thank William A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop on the beautiful drive into Valdez Ak. It is a nice place to drive up a glacier & have a picknick lunch. This is also a Free stop right off the highway about 1/2 mile.

Thank Dougva2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to take photos of this glacier on the way into Valdez, always love seeing glaciers and it’s pretty hard to miss while driving along.

Thank JanetteE59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent viewing platform! If adventurous, wander past it toward the stream area but don’t go too far. Danger signs abound and should be taken seriously.

Thank RockiesResident
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is managed by the state and therefore was unmanned. Probably why you could hike up a rocky trail with several warning signs advising against hiking to the Glacier. We went as high as we felt comfortable. There were others who went pretty high while...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our two weeks in Alaska were extremely enjoyable and very scenic. The Worthington and the rest of the waterfalls and glaciers are indescribable. We were able to follow and ATV trail to get even closer, and it was very much worth it. Can’t wait to...More

Thank 298jasone
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the more accessible glaciers in Alaska. There is a nice walkway with good information on glaciers. There is also a restroom here.

Thank Gregory T
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from runningspots | Reviewed this property |
we Didn’t take the guided tour. But the kids are probably in better shape than many of the adults who do it. I would think they’d be fine! Have fun.
June 6, 2018|
Response from Pia R | Reviewed this property |
I think you can access the glacier 24 hours as long as the road is clear. When we were there earlier in June one lane was clear to the foot of the glacier, however snow was everywhere and we couldn't walk on the glacier... More
November 22, 2016|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
Any time you can see the glacier clearly is a god time. The weather in Thompson Pass can change quickly so it can be lousy 1 hour and be nice the next. Watch Valdez weather and if is clear there, take a drive up the pass... More