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Steep Creek

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Glacier Spur Road, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK
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Salmon and Bears at Mendenhall Glacier

Steep Creek is located near the parking areas at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and the... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
BEARS!!

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

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Sherri L
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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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“black beans” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Glacier Spur Road, Mendenhall Valley, Juneau, AK
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"sockeye salmon"
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"black beans"
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"visitor center"
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"mendenhall glacier"
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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

2  Thank Steve1362
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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!!

Thank Sherri L
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is where the bears come to eat the salmon after they die. No bear sightings for us but we could tell they have been eating.

Thank Clemson97
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

When the sockeye (red) salmon begin their final voyage up the Creek to spawn, the black bears come to feed on them. There are raised walkways for people to witness the event up close and personal. It's an awesome sight and a glimpse into Mother...More

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Steep creek is just below the Mendenhall Glacier & Visitors center. Sockeye salmon, come up the Mendenhall river, all the way from the ocean, to spawn in Steep Creek. Enjoy watching local, wild black bear, feed on these bright red fish, late July through September....More

2  Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Steep Creek runs right next to Mendenhall Glacier and is easily accessible from the same parking lot. The trail network is mostly a series of boardwalks that run next to and above the creek itself. There is only about a quarter mile of total trail,...More

2  Thank SnowyShasta
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great place to see Salmon swim upstream in August. They had a protected deck walkway over the creek to safely view Salmon and possibly catch sight of a feeding bear

Thank Jimmie4370
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great boardwalks to explore where salmon go, very pretty area, well vegetated. Also, saw a porcupine in a tree. Very close to Mendenhall visitor center.

Thank joshua b
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

Near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, this creek, when one hikes along the water, will offer a wonderful view of bald eagles in their own habitat. Waiting for fish, then catching same, eating their treasure. Beautiful. Remnants of consumed fish on or near the trails evince...More

2  Thank bill s
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