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Parks and Outdoors Review of Begich, Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Glacier

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Join a Park Ranger for an Ice Worm Safari at the trailhead to Byron Glacier on summer Tuesdays or Saturdays at 3 p.m., down the road from the visitor center. After a short, easy hike to the Byron Glacier snowfield you'll hunt for rare, diminutive ice worms, which thrive on glaciers and snowfields in certain parts of South-central Alaska. Trail maps are available for this hike if you want to go.
  • Don't miss the award-winning film, "Voices from the Ice," shown hourly at the visitor center.
  • Spend some tie glassing the alpine tundra with binoculars from the valley floor—bears are frequent foragers of the high country.

Mile 5.5 Portage Glacier Road
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
Parking: May 27-Sep 2: 9a-6p daily; Sep 3-May 26: 10a-4p Sat-Sun

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: +1 907 743 9500
Fax: +1 907 743 9476
Neighborhood: Girdwood
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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