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Portage Glacier

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Address: Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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907 783 232
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A popular tourist attraction.

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US$645.00*
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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
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Portage Glacier Cruise and Wildlife Explorer Tour
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Seward Highway Tour from Anchorage: Turnagain Arm, Mt Alyeska and Optional...

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Winter Visit

From our stay in Girdwood just below Alyeska, we took a 25 minute drive to the Begich, Boggs Visitors center to park. Walked across the frozen lake for spectacular views of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jordan D
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Maine
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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From our stay in Girdwood just below Alyeska, we took a 25 minute drive to the Begich, Boggs Visitors center to park. Walked across the frozen lake for spectacular views of the mountains and an ok view of the snow-covered glacier. Talked to some locals who were out on the lake kite-skiing and were very friendly with suggestions. BRING FULL... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

See it before it's gone! Good trails but you need a boat to actually see the glacier. Wonderfully informative visitor!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a must visit place. Really beautiful. Should definitely take a tour of the glacier.You can hike it or take a boat. Hiking was splendid. If it's your first visit hiking the glacier, be sure to take a guided tour instead. Hiking glacier can be scary.

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anchorage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

before you get too far up the valley, you can stop to observe salmon in season as they make their way back to their spawning grounds. The campgrounds in Portage Valley are clean and comfortable, and not unusually crowded. The valley makes its own weather with a little help from Prince William Sound, just over the mountain. You can take... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i thought it would be fun to visit a nice big glacier, but the minute i stepped on, i fell and fractured my leg! it hurt like hades. i will never go back again. it's too cold anyway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants ever! The food is absolutely amazing and the service is top notch, pair this all up with the panoramic views and your in for a treat! Wether you are having a formal business meeting or romantic dinner I promise you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended this restaurant to everyone!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked as a group of two families. It was a nice hike. No rain, and amazing views. It is always a good recommendation to bring hiking poles for those with knee issues. It can be windy at the Glacier area, plan for weather changes.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

located about a 40 minute drive from Anchorage. You can boat or hike the area. Amazing view especially when the glaciers are 'calling'.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

You can never go wrong with observing Glaciers. We just saw several of them, and they are amazing, especially when they are 'calfing'.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Enjoyed the scenery and the boat experience seeing the glacier. The boat was able to get close enough to the glacier to see the active calving and the wildlife around it.

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