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Expert Review of Mendenhall Glacier

Parks and Outdoors Review of Mendenhall Glacier

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
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Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The moderate West Glacier Trail leaves from Mendenhall Campground. This is a chance to walk through the succession zone and see how plants re-colonize deglaciated earth. You will also enjoy great views and good birding opportunities.
  • See the glacier by kayak! Mendenhall Lake provides one of the most convenient and dramatic opportunities to access a glacier by kayak in the state.
  • Stop along the road before you reach the visitor center.Here, in late summer, watch red and silver salmon spawn in Steep Creek.

At the head of Glacier Spur Rd
Juneau, Alaska
Parking: Summer daily 8am-7:30pm; winter Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm
Price: Visitor center admission $3 adults, free children under 16

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: Visitor center 907/789-0097
Transportation: Right from Egan Dr. on Mendenhall Loop to Glacier Spur
Price Information: Visitor center admission $3 adults, free children under 16
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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