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Glacier Spur Road, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

After our observation of Mendenhall and Nugget Falls, we took the boardwalk not knowing where it led to or what it was even for. A small portion of it was open as the ranger said there are 2 female bears and their cubs living around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NJTH
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I love wildlife. I live in Alberta, so it's no stranger to me. BUT, I've never seen wildlife from a bird's view! It was amazing to stand on the board walk and watch Niki (?) and her twin cubs hunting, swimming and roaming and then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Great lil walk to this palce. Salmon are all over. Same with bears when salmon our spawning. If no bears wait a bit longer...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were so very fortunate to see a cinnamon colored black bear and her cubs that like to stay in this area. The mother bear was racing back and forth below us trying to catch the silver salmon that had come to spawn in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A mum and cub walked right underneath the bridge we were standing on, it was fantastic to see them. If you are in the area this trip is well worth doing, it is only a short, easy walk and you also get to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jbster2015
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Went to the raised boardwalk to observe bears; shortly after sunset (August, 9:45 pm) was able to see two black bears which crossed right under where we were standing....so exciting!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We just learned that the bears come in the evening to feed on the salmon and can be seen freely from the boardwalk! Unfortunately, it was a very warm day and the bears apparently come in later evening. But we’ll keep trying. Even without the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Elli P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We went late, 8 PM. Minimal crowd, spawning salmon, bears, beautiful. Earlier in the day no bears and very dense crowds, not so nice then

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank WMRLC
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Steep Creek is located near the parking areas at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and the Forest Service has built an easy 0.25 mile (0.4k) loop trail that is a combination of pavement and elevated boardwalk although the portion of the loop on the far...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were lucky enough to see a mama bear fishing for her three cubs right below the bridge! Once in a lifetime experience!!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 662sherril
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