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Easy hike

Enjoyed a sunny fall day taking this easy trail about a mile long and back to a narrow, scenic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anchorage, Alaska
Easy trail

Enjoyed this trail on a beautiful Alaskan day in September. It’s flat and followed a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Byron Glacier Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a sunny fall day taking this easy trail about a mile long and back to a narrow, scenic rocky valley. About a dozen other folks were there on a Thursday afternoon, so it probably gets a lot of people in there on the weekends

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this trail on a beautiful Alaskan day in September. It’s flat and followed a little rushing creek of glacier melt. So interesting to end in a glacier valley. Do this one!

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First mile is on easy trail and then if you want to continue it is rock climbing. It is well worth the adventure off the beaten path to continue and see the ice caves ahead and enjoy the glacier on the mountain that has receded....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a rainy day, this easy going stroll to a beautiful glacier valley is well worth it. I got soaked to the bones but a short trip back to Girdwood for a tasty treat of yummy bread pudding at Jack Sprats warmed my soul....More

Thank Dana61N149W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was in partly sunny weather, which made it extremely rewarding. The rock bed where the receding glacier used to be is an extension of the official path. It offers hikers many options to continue closer to the glacier. Or, just stop and enjoy...More

Thank V5482EVjohnh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail has a lot of loose rocks towards the end but up to that point it's not very strenuous and is a scenic trail. You get close enough to get great views of the glacier.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike follows the glacial river formed by the Byron Glacier. It is mostly level with a very mild gain in elevation to the base of where the glacier once resided. The glacier itself has receded about 500 feet further up the mountain and is...More

Thank WVJeff304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

enjoyable and beautiful walk to the glacier. there are bigger and more majestic glaciers but we liked that we could practically walk right up to this glacier. we were mostly walking on rocks as we got closer to the glacier but there was a large...More

Thank C6943TQjuliem
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It was pouring rain on our first day in Alaska but we enjoyed going to Bryon Glacier regardless. Would love to go back one day to climb the whole way up. Beautiful

Thank beverlypedigo
Reviewed 19 August 2018

It’s a good walk and not too difficult for my eighty year old body. The view of the glacier is a little disappointing.

Thank Rotagal
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Response from inglesidejohn | Reviewed this property |
When in Alaska always be on the lookout for bears! We hiked the Eagle River area also and a Ranger was hiking out. She said nobody had seen any bears or moose or even any fresh sign in a few days. We weren’t on the trail 20... More