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A glacier on which visitors can walk.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

This is quite the drive to get to. About 2 hours from Anchorage and the last part is on a single lane dirt road. Once you get to the bottom it is a $30 charge per person to access the glacier or $100 per person...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the things I wanted to do when going to Alaska was walk on a glacier. My prior time I had been on a cruise ship but this time with a couple of extra days in Anchorage I decided to book a day trip....More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A 1.5 miles down a dirt road takes you to the access site. Here you are expected to pay $30 pp just in order to get closer to the glacier. The fee covers a self guided tour (you walk on your own). The other option...More

3  Thank SaraN2334
Reviewed September 10, 2018

First, let me say that this is a MUST DO if you are near A nchorage and have a day to spare. The glacier is amazing and I'm sad to say I'm not sure how much longer it will be around. Do it while it's...More

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

On our way from Anchorage to Delta Junction, we stopped here. We paid $30.00/person for unguided Glacier access. The glacier is not far from entrance. It is easy to park and view is good even from parking lot. There are cones to guide walking path....More

Thank Fei L
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The awesomeness of this glacier is indescribable (and your experience will vary based on lighting, weather, etc, but....it'll be spectacular either way). We took a guided tour and had a fabulous experience. You CAN walk/hike it on your own (with admission to the park) but...More

1  Thank Hollie R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The walk from the car park can be quite tricky, there are ponds formed by the melting ice, but some boards and walkways have been put in place to make it easier. Guides are available, but not needed if you only want to get close...More

2  Thank Owen K
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful glacier with easy access by private road. $30 fee and you drive a good gravel road to the parking lot with great views of the glacier. Short hike and you are on the glacier, although it is gravel covered and you...More

1  Thank MarshallW53
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s a great hike to the glacier. You don’t realize but you are actually on the glacier as soon as you get off the parking lot. Really cool. The only thing missing is some information about the glacier like how old, where it was before...More

Thank amitps
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We took a 4 hour guided tour to a newly opened (recently drained) ice cave. Our guide, Kathleen was excellent. We were given helmets and cramp-ons. Cramp-ons were new to us so it took a while to trust them. Our guide was patient and walked...More

2  Thank kylie k
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Gokul K
June 24, 2018|
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Response from chipadvisor99 | Reviewed this property |
We used Nova Adventures to do this hike. Had a family of 4 with teenagers. Highly recommend.
August 22, 2017|
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Response from buckeyenuts1003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do