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Worthington Glacier

Valdez, AK
+1 907-269-8400
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Great opportunity to see a glacier up close.

There's a well made path to the glacier - an easy walk. The downside is the mosquitoes attacking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Portland, Oregon
Over Rated

From far away the Glacier is beautiful but much is lost when viewing it from the visitor's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (20 reviews)
Valdez, AK
+1 907-269-8400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There's a well made path to the glacier - an easy walk. The downside is the mosquitoes attacking when you walk through the bushes. We stopped before we reached the glacier, but if you're not bothered, this is a wonderful opportunity!

Thank suesing24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From far away the Glacier is beautiful but much is lost when viewing it from the visitor's platform. It has receded so much it is barely visible. Other Glaciers are far more impressive, for example, Exit Glacier near Seward or Mendenhall. But it is worth...More

Thank Frbill92
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can actually drive pretty close to the glacier. We were there in May. There was still too much snow for us to drive up close to the vehicle.

1  Thank chrislewis2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice hiking adventure after a long day in a car. Has some path ways but a lot of time you can make your own paths. They had climbing and just normal walking. Being able to get really close to the glacier is extremely cool...More

1  Thank Halina P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful that you can drive up so close and actually walk right up to it from the rest area just off the highway ! Very spectacular! Picture perfect ! Be sure to stop if passing by wonderful experience !!

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The glacier is disappearing, but you can still hike up to be close to it, roughly a mile from the parking lot, maybe a bit more. Have fun.

Thank 2xDeal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see. You can hike all the way up to the glacier. It is beautiful! Round trip is a few miles, but it is not steep and the trek is well worth it! Lots of good picture opportunities. We even saw a...More

Thank Lynn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For Anyone who is driving from Anchorage to Valdez, it can get a bit long and tedious. However, the moment you see Worthington Glacier and Keystone Canyon, it is ALL worth it. I have been to many glaciers around Alaska and this is one of...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course you have to stop to see this glacier. It's an easy, paved walk to a glacier. The restroom facilities were CLEAN! There are information signs. Great place to take a break.

Thank TrishB513
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to explore and climb near the glacier, but be aware hat help is not real close if you get into trouble.

Thank AK-Carver
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23 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
17 May 2016|
Response from jlkompkoff1988 | Reviewed this property |
No parking fee, little gift shop and outhouses available!
11 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.