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“what a drive!”
Review of Salmon Glacier

Salmon Glacier
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Hyder
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Park City, Utah
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“what a drive!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The road was quite rugged, so we went back and left our camper at Camp Run-a-Muck. Again, we took off and I'm glad we had a truck with big tires and 4wd. The views of this glacier were mind-boggling. The size is overwhelming and photos do not do it justice.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Salmon Glacier hike”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Approx. 1500km to the northwest from Calgary lies the end of the Glacier hwy with town of Stewart on Canadian side and Hyder on US side (Alaska).
Continue on through the non-guarded US border crossing the half ghost town of Hyder, passing by the Fish Creek bear viewing area onto the winding dusty road leading you back to Canada. You will pass the magnificent Salmon Glacier and after steep and rocky sections you arrive to an even dustier and rockier side trail. Turn onto this dirt road and you arrive to a plateau surrounded by high ranges and glacier peaks. You can park your car here and from here you can start your rewarding hike to the foot of the Salmon Glacier. The hike is quite wild, but there is one trail which winds its way along the glacier edge. Be prepared to hear ice cracking and thundering down into the glacier lake. That will be the only sound in this beautiful Canadian wilderness. The hike is about 3 hours return, but it depends how much you stop and enjoy the mindboggling views. You can continue on along the glacier edge following the trail or take a wild hike to the other, much smaller, glacier the other way. Both offer spectacular views and experience.

Visited September 2013
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A bumpy ride but worth it!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The beauty of the glacier is amazing. It is comprehensively large. The alpine meadows are a real treat especially when finding a hoary marmot.

Visited August 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Drive from the Observation area up to the glacier is breathtaking! It is a well maintained gravel road with quite a few places to pull over for the picture taking. At the Salmon Glacier overlook there are a few short hiking trails to explore which were very much worth the time. Great area!

Visited July 2013
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Ferndale, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Awesome views”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

There is quite a drive over a steep, fairly narrow gravel road to reach this glacier. However, the views along the way are great, and the glacier itself is awe inspiring. There is plenty of wildlife along the way, and in July & August, the wildflowers are great. Worth the drive. (I recommend taking plenty of mosquito repellant.)

Visited August 2013
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