The Yakutat Glacier is one of the largest glaciers in the forelands and it feeds into Harlequin Lake forming the headwaters of Dangerous River. This lake, river, and glacier are accessible via Forest Highway 10.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5
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  • Glaciers in Alaska are labeled with every superlative you can think of—longest, widest, biggest, thickest. In the case of Yakutat Glacier, which feeds into Harlequin Lake, it is said to have the widest face of any lake-calving glacier in North America—in other words, like everything else in Alaska, it's vast with the power to awe and humble.
  • One of the best ways to see Yakutat Glacier in all its glory is by flightseeing excursion. Alsek Air Service out of Yakutat is one company that will take you there.
  • This is one of the few glaciers that can be viewed from a road-accessed hiking trail, which is a far less expensive option than a fly-over. Rent a car in Yakutat, drive out to a trailhead, and walk about 3/4 of a mile to Harlequin Lake where you can see the glacier calving at the lake's north end.

Yakutat, Alaska

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