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Salmon Glacier

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Address: Granduc Mine Road, Hyder, AK

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Stunning but what a drive to get there.

The glacier is about 18 miles north from Hyder Alaska. The road up is winding and treacherous. Not for the weak, but the view up there is spectacular. It is a very large glacier... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The glacier is about 18 miles north from Hyder Alaska. The road up is winding and treacherous. Not for the weak, but the view up there is spectacular. It is a very large glacier and the ice fields are pristine. Be sure you choose a clear day because it tends to get fog the higher you go.

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Hyder, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I live not too far from this beautiful glacier, and its stunning beauty never ceases to amaze. I certainly recommend it to anyone who can possibly go to see it. One precaution, the road is not always in the best of condition, so be careful.

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North Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Salmon glacier in northwestern BC is located 20 miles from Stewart, but you have to enter the US at Hyder to get to it. There is now (as opposed to the 1970's) a US border post that checks ID. The road runs through Hyder and back into BC becoming a grave; road that climbs swiftly into the mountains past... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The journey down the gravel road is well worth it. The scenery is as spectacular as the ice fields parkway without the crowds. Best done without a big camper/rv as the road is windy and down to a single lane at times (section of avalanche). The views of the Salmon river gorge are breathtaking and the glacier is awesome and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The drive to the glacier is a little suspenseful & one has to be very careful. However the views on the way there are spectacular & majestic & once at the viewing spot of the glacier, it was breath taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We drove to the top of the world to see this massive glacier from above. It was a full moon night and promised to be a spectacle indeed. Some were staying the night in the parking area which has very limited space for vehicles so be warned. Take a car and blankets but not a rig. Take your time going... More 

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Norco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Long drive nice history. Watchout for the mining trucks. They think the hill is their personal race track. It they see you taking picture they kick up the dust even more. While at the top of the glacier, cross the road and enjoy and explore the alpine meadow. Don't stop at 13 go to the next pull out it has... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This glacier is just one of the best glacier views we have seen, so worth the drive up from Stewert/ Hyder. Not hard, but could be slippery when wet, and to be honest it needs to be a clear day to see this glacier at its best.

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Almost one hour drive north from Fish Creek you will find the glacier. Especially if the weather is good, which seems to be an exception, one has a beautiful view over the glacier. There is one parking spot at the toe of the glacier, please proceed to the end of the road, where there is a bigger parking place with... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

From Stewart, BC/Hyder, Alaska you drive for about 18 miles mostly on dirt road. The views along the way are breath taking and when you arrive at the glacier (One of two you can drive to in North America), it's an awesome, breathtaking, amazing experience. We spent about 2 hours there taking in natures wonder. There are a couple of... More 

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