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Worthington Glacier

Valdez, AK
+1 907-269-8400
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You can touch the glacier

Closest encounter you will have with a glacier if you are willing to do a short hike up a hill. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Roadside Stop

What a beautiful view with the sun shining on the snowy white glacier. Glad we stopped. They have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Johnny J
Baltimore, Maryland
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An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Valdez, AK
+1 907-269-8400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Closest encounter you will have with a glacier if you are willing to do a short hike up a hill. It is free lance hiking, no path up to the glacier. You just follow the packed down dirt and gravel trail others have walked or...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful view with the sun shining on the snowy white glacier. Glad we stopped. They have some short trails (longer if you have time) to get good views and interpretive signs to explain everything. Restrooms as well. I would recommend anybody allow an...More

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group made a pit stop here on the way to Valdez. The view is just off the highway. In late May, there was still snow everywhere, except on the road, which added to the beautiful experience.

Thank bglhvn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great stop along the Richardson Highway. It is just off the road and it is a short walk to the toe of the glacier. If you are adventurous, it is a pretty easy walk right up to the base and a cave...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stop is easily accessible from the road. I think mile 30 or 33. There were some informational kiosks that made for quick reading and two hiking trails. One went up where you were adjacent to the glacier and one went down so you were...More

Thank eveheaton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worthington Glacier is a nice stop enroute to Valdez. There is a paved path to a viewing area if needed for strollers or wheel chairs. Then for those who want to get closer, you can follow a gravel travel (watch for some loose rocks, a...More

Thank Nickie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy hike, beautiful views, lots of parking. Bathrooms could use a little cleaning but this was a great place to check out!

Thank fast72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glacier is receding but still there! There was still snow on the paths but the day was sunny and bathrooms were open. Nice to hear the waterfalls even at a long distance. Thompson Pass has spectacular views!

Thank Bradley T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a Glacier you can drive up to the lake formed by the Glacier. Is very beautiful. There is a lot of information about the Glacier and its history.

Thank 2travelOhio
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Wow ....You can see this beautiful glacier from road ..The drive beyond the glacier is very scenic with glaciers all around ...We loved this section of drive in entire road trip in alaska in month of july ..Thompson pass and worthington glacier ...we loved the...More

1  Thank Vimmy A
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Is there a particular time of day that Worthington Glacier would be best, to see and photograph in early September, assuming the day is nice of course. Pictures I have seen, the glacier seems to be pointing due east?!?
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
Is there a parking fee or anything to visit this location?
16 May 2016|
Response from jlkompkoff1988 | Reviewed this property |
No parking fee, little gift shop and outhouses available!
Any one visit the Glacier in November ?
10 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.