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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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Amazing Glacier

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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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see if you are pressed for time and want to see a beautiful glacier with the chance of calving.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place - it quiet and peaceful. We've taken a lot of photos here and they are all beautiful. Don't miss this stop and take a picnic lunch as there is a table near the water.

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For views that are unimaginable visit Alaska and its glaciers. You will be struck in awe! Dress warm!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride to the glacier was exhilarating, when you start off it looks like there is nothing and then you come up on the beautiful ,awesome view.

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Monterey Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to global warming, the Glaciers have receded quite a bit. We hiked to Bryon Glaciers. The brochure says it's a 0.8 hike (one way), and the trail ends before a valley. But because the glacier has receded, you won't be able to see it. You'll need to walk through the valley and over a small hill. There's a Danger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in the snow out to the glacier approx. 2 miles and was well worth the hike! Beautiful!!! Only God can create this beauty for our enjoyment!!! Will go again in summer to see it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We went with a guide and hiker up the whole place! It was amazing! You could see everything aroound you. It was cold though.

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Beautiful place... rugged mountain with glacier. It's always changing so don't miss it and go back often

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