A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
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Three different ways to see the glaciers.
Anyone can harvest ice from Alaska's 28,800 square miles of glaciers.
ON THE LEARNARD GLACIER -- Dusk was falling in a bowl above the entrance to the car-and-train tunnel at Whittier, and the ice worms were rising.
Glaciers are created when decades upon decades of snow compact themselves into ice. As the ice crystals grow, they push out the air.
Worthington Glacier is an easy-off, easy-on stop at Mile 28 of the Richardson Highway northeast of Valdez.
You can drive or walk close enough to hear the glacier ice crackle at these Southcentral Alaska glaciers.
Exit Glacier, in Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward. It's an eight-mile drive off the Seward Highway and then a quarter-mile walk. Matanuska Glacier, along the Glenn Highway east of Palmer. Drive into Glacier Park Resort or see it from the highway. Kennicott and Root glaciers, in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park near McCarthy. The McCarthy Road ends almost at the snout of the Kennicott. Worthington Glacier, along the Richardson Highway near Thompson Pass east of Valdez. Byron, in the Chugach National Forest near Portage Lake south of Anchorage. Access is off the road to the M/V Ptarmigan, the sightseeing boat that visits Portage Glacier. The glacier near the top of Mount Alyeska. Take the tram to the chalet, then walk uphill along the road until you reach the snowfield and ice.