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Worthington Glacier

Valdez, AK
+1 907-269-8400
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A great Glacier hike on the way to Valdez.

This glacier has a variety of experiences for many classes of visitor. It has a viewing area which... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
OMG I touched a glacier!!

Challenging high hike to nowhere but it is scenic and scary. Recommend only if you have walked... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Navarre, Florida
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An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Valdez, AK
+1 907-269-8400
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This glacier has a variety of experiences for many classes of visitor. It has a viewing area which is easily accessible. On the other hand, a hike to the terminal end is moderate over loose rock. Finally, a climb to the accumulation zone is a...More

Thank sweetberries424242
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Challenging high hike to nowhere but it is scenic and scary. Recommend only if you have walked open high ridges and know how to come down very steep trails with no sides. Not for kids or balance challenged or those afraid of heights. But, take...More

Thank dkorwood
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this gem with my family. What a treat to be able and walk up to and touch a real glacier. The power of water and ice can be seen the whole way up. A must do. Beware of the mosquitos.

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of Alaska's easy to acess glacier's. The hike in is easy even for a wheel chair. If the weather is sunny this has some really great photo's to take of the glacier.

Thank jimbo020464
Reviewed 4 September 2016

As my husband and I were traveling all over AK, we saw many glaciers. Some we saw while on day cruises, others, like the Matanuska Glacier, we hiked on. They are all different and beautiful. We stopped at various points on the Richardson Highway to...More

Thank Jo Ellen W
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We didn't much closer than the highway but were amazed by the beauty. The highway provides many viewpoints for pictures.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I hiked the short trail to the tip of the glacier in sunny weather on June 17, 2016. It was fun to touch its gritty nose! It's a great little hike, a little steep in spots, but not demanding, and definitely worth...More

Thank gemstoneje46
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is easy to access. But, hurry. It is melting quickly. You can also climb up to the summit to have a nice view.

Thank das0ng
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A decade ago you could touch it, now you can see it and in another decade who knows? A beautiful site as you drive up a an easy walk to the viewing area. Free. Plenty of parking. Worth the stop.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Walked right up to the glacier. you can touch it and climb on it though I wouldn't suggest that, as a large block of ice fell off as we were standing 15 feet away. Great place to stop on the way to Valdez.

Thank rjaffelieb
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22 November 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
16 May 2016|
Response from jlkompkoff1988 | Reviewed this property |
No parking fee, little gift shop and outhouses available!
11 October 2015|
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Response from Nick G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the weather is turning colder. Dress appropriately pleas for you are in Alaska.