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Worthington Glacier

Valdez, AK
+1 907-269-8400
Review Highlights
Quick stopover from driving

Stopped here driving from Chitna to Valdez. Very quick rest stop with a nice view of the glacier... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shelly D
Right off the highway and definitely worth a stop!

My wife and I stopped here on the way to Valdez to take a Columbia Glacier cruise since it is right... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Aurora, Colorado
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An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (23 reviews)
Valdez, AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here driving from Chitna to Valdez. Very quick rest stop with a nice view of the glacier. It is relatively small glacier compared to others we saw. There is a nice path to walk along the water. There are helpful explanations along the path,...More

Thank Shelly D
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My wife and I stopped here on the way to Valdez to take a Columbia Glacier cruise since it is right off the highway with a good sized parking lot. We had a boat to catch in Valdez so we could only stop and walk...More

Thank MT1
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We hiked to the foot of the glacier and it was a fun hike for the family with a beautiful view. It is very family friendly, and the site has parking for RV, toilets. It also has a hiking trail that goes to the top...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This place is just breathtaking. Go off the trail and get up close. It is a nice little hike. Nice waterfalls. Easy hiking if you stay on the trail as it's basically right off the parking lot.

Thank Creed16
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a fantastic site for information about glaciers and how they form and develope. The trail system is also excellent, and very mobility-friendly for those of us who have a hard time walking. The views are great, Thompson Pass is very dramatic! Very much...More

Thank dxdcurtis
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Glacier is very close to the highway. Unless you hike away from the concrete trail you cannot get very close to the glacier. They do have some interesting sign boards explaining the different types of Glaciers seen in Alaska. 29th July 2017

Thank HonestCountryCouple
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Be sure to check out this glacier! You can take the upper trail (moderate hike, not good for someone w vertigo!) or stay on the lower trail and cross the streams to get right up to the waterfalls. The views of the valley on the...More

Thank TSSF415
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It's a nice place to take a hike an touch a glacier. The blue of the ice is amazing. There are many informational signs that explain how the area became what it is today.

Thank Kara G
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice glacier and easy reachable. You'll can walk right to there Glacier. You can just stop on your way to Valdez.

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We could see this glacier from far away and it was spectacular. It is so close to the road you can go up to it with relative ease and even if you didn't want to hike the short distance it is so big and so...More

Thank Fiskenator
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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.