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Portage Glacier

Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Portage lake and glacier are very near Anchorage and assessable by car. Nice way to view a glacier without making a day of it.

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the major glaciers, said to have parted into separate ones over centuries, it is conveniently located and worth your time to visit. It's vast size - yes it remains huge till date , it's lake, it's serene beauty is a sight to observe...More

Thank 212manju
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there a few times, took the kids to when they came in. had some great photos taken. makes you realize how much the earth is changing

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fairly strenuous climb, but easily done. We took about an hour to go up, hike around the top for a bit and then go back down. Bring some water. Beautiful view from the top, with more trails if you'd like to go further. Wear...More

Thank annejager2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dock and rest stop area gives you a great view of the glacier! Beautiful glacier and the surrounding areas. We walking down to the river and the water was crystal clear and as expected, freezing cold.

Thank jlipp5240
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the glaciers have receded over the years, it is still beautiful and worth the drive down from Anchorage

Thank Capathia J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to work as the USFS Interpreter on The Ptarmigan, the boat that you ride on. It was fabulous! I get VERY sea sick and that was never an issue on the lake. Years later, my dad and I took a trip to Alaska...More

Thank eedoonan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive. A great way to take in the majesty of the wilderness in Alaska. Very scenic drive from Anchorage.

Thank 1968GT500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heated boat with large windows, and a top part to go up to for 360 degree viewing. Even supply a raincoat if you need one.

Thank Brubet L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pouring rain. we couldn't see anything. The glacier has retreated so much that you can't see it from the boat launching area. So we opted not go.

Thank Roxie K
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23 July 2017|
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Response from LSUTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I do not have the GPS coordinates, but you cannot miss it. Head out of Anchorage on Seward Hwy down Turnagain Arm. The turn is roughly 2/3 the way to Seward and is well marked. The road is the first turn past the road to... More
26 March 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
That is a very hard question to answer. There are so many factors to consider, such as the weather. They are having a harsh winter this year. I would book in advance to be sure, but call the company for their read on it.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Deb022 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I though I answered earlier. No, they won't be running in February. Enjoy your Alaskan adventure...