Embark on a trip back in time during a visit to the Juneau Icefield. Located in the Coast Mountain Range, North America's fifth largest icefield blankets over 1,500 square miles of land. It feeds 38 large glaciers, including the Mendenhall, on the road system just north of Juneau, and the Taku, the largest, visible only by boat or plane. The icefield provides wonderful opportunities for flightseeing and mountaineering.

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Parks and Outdoors Review of Juneau Icefield

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5
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  • TEMSCO helicopter's "pilot's choice" helicopter tour is a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It provides stunning views of the icefield, alpine lakes, icefalls, and mountains. Highlights include glacier or snowfield landings that allow you to get out of the helicopter in some of the wildest terrain you'll ever see.
  • The 1500-square-mile Juneau Icefield features azure blue pools; seemingly bottomless crevasses and moulins; mind boggling expanses of ice; and a taste of the ice age. Helicopter outfits will give you a bird's-eye view as well as the chance to walk on the remote ice.

Juneau, Alaska

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 907-789-0097
Fax: 907-789-6643
Email: mjjones@fs.fed.us
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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