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Byron Glacier Trail

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Byron Glacier Trail

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Byron Glacier Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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Wilderness, Wildlife & Glacier Experience from Anchorage

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Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide.
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Boundaryless Nomads wrote a review Nov. 2020
San Antonio, Texas57 contributions3 helpful votes
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Easy trail the has a great reward at the end of it. If you aren’t very outdoorsy or not sure on how to navigate in the wild, it won’t matter because this trail is very easy to navigate. Just be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring the usual necessities such as water/ snacks etc. We went in November and were really glad we brought the shoe spikes. Once you get to the trail end, just follow the valley as it bends to the left and you will literally walk into the glacial ice caves. Not a bad way to spend a morning. One of the best hikes we had on our trip, definitely recommend that you make this part of your itinerary.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Don M wrote a review Nov. 2020
18 contributions11 helpful votes
Its a moderate hike, just because of the loose rock and two big rock hills you have to go over, but its well worth the trip. 3 1/2 mile round trip, and a photographer's dream. A definite must do!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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63Kathyd wrote a review Nov. 2020
Winter Haven, Florida772 contributions121 helpful votes
We spent a fun afternoon walking the trail then climbing over rocks to get to the caves. There are several to explore. I would definitely do this again. It was beautiful! The hike is good for all ages and activity levels-just be careful.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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The_McSmiths wrote a review Sep. 2020
Hampton, Virginia282 contributions107 helpful votes
Easy hike. There really weren't any views during hike. When we got to glacier at end, we were under-whelmed. There really wasn't much to see. There is some ice up between the hills that I guess was the glacier. A lot of rock. Not worth the hike. Plus no restrooms anywhere near. Unfortunately visitor center closed due to COVID when we were there. We wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Eli K wrote a review Aug. 2020
Brooklyn, New York579 contributions48 helpful votes
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The hike to the end of the path is easy. Once you get to the end there’s a bunch of rocks and boulders. You can climb those to get to the glacier and the ice caves. Be careful it’s easy to fall and hurt yourself. Try to stay to the right of the river when climbing up- it’s very hard to cross the river at points and you’ll get yourself wet the ice cave is so magical though.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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