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Bald Eagles, Incredible Mountains & a Glacier

If you don’t like cruising this is the next best way to see a natural wonder. We were there on a... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Veganguy
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Don't just stop at the toe.

We were underwhelmed by the view from the toe of the glacier after being told this was the 5th... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Ren1211
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

If you don’t like cruising this is the next best way to see a natural wonder. We were there on a crisp fall day with fog and mist which made the view of the glacier even better as it peeled out at us. It’s s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Veganguy
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were underwhelmed by the view from the toe of the glacier after being told this was the 5th largest glacier in North America. However, we were pleasantly surprised and awe-struck when we got to the full view lookout. Amazing spot for pictures, just be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ren1211
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I will start by saying you might see it stated that the glacier is in Hyder, Alaska, but it is actually in B.C. You need to drive through a bit of Alaska to get to it. This glacier was one of the most spectacular things...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip. It is 10kms of paved and 28kms of gravel road. The narrow part of the road is only a couple hundred feet by a memorial for someone. Just go slow and you'll be fine. Don't forget to get Hyderized on the way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Craig
Reviewed 20 August 2018

At the end of a long, winding and unpaved road the Toe of Salomon Glacier is good but further on at the Head of the Glacier is the best site. The road is not the best so I recommend traveling un daylight and taking your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Today was a nice sunny day, a bonus for driving to the summit to see the glacier, mountains, trees, and boulders. Spent one hours sitting on the large boulders enjoying the glacier and speculation views, well worth the 1-1/4 hr drive return.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shirley N
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Getting here is half the fun. Be sure you are driving a decent vehicle, good tires etc. The views along the way are stunning. It's quite the climb. Saw one vehicle that had overheated on the road. Also a large boulder had fallen from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Glad I had a 4WD. Rock fall had been moved from the middle of the road on the return drive. No guard rails, steep drop offs, plenty of pot holes to keep your attention. Do not let children and pets go unattended. A beautiful ride.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

There is a 23 or 25 mile ride on a stone covered/dirt road. We got a good view of the glacier, but we had been closer to other glaciers during this trip. Worth the drive just for the various view points.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robertcopeland
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We lucked out as we were there on a sunny day, a rare happenstance from what the locals told us. The drive is a bit long, about 45 minutes for 17 miles or 35 km on a gravel road that may get a bit iffy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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drrockimi
13 March 2017|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
We crossed with little formality. There is a US border post, but since you can't go anywhere but back into Canada, I'm not sure if they would be checking for visas. Being Canadian we did not require a visa, only our... More
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14 February 2017|
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Response from Bucket2428 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry missed the question earlier. It may be too late. If the road has been graded after winter you should be able to pick side to side to miss rocky outcrop. It's steep but not outrageous
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louielandadventures
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Response from susanhamrick | Reviewed this property |
I it quite narrow, steep and there are trucks coming down from the mine and work crews further up the mountain. I would not try it and the day we were up there I saw no motorhomes or large trucks.
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