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Portage Glacier, Anchorage

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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Portage Glacier once covered the entire valley. When the glacier retreated, lush greenery and a clear lake were left behind. Head to the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center to learn about the natural and human history of the area. From here you can see the glacial lake and mountains. Reserve a spot on one of the boats that leaves from the visitor center to travel to the glacier's edge. Wear warm clothes, including gloves. Take a look at our Anchorage vacation builder to schedule your visit to Portage Glacier and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Portage Glacier is awesome but you can’t see it from the visitors center or really even the road. You need to boat out or hike over the pass from Whittier. You can’t do those things in the winter... 
    Portage Glacier is awesome but you can’t see it from the visitors center or really even the road. You need to boat out or hike over the pass from Whittier. You can’t do those things in the winter...  more »
  • Unfortunately for us it was raining during our time on the Portage Lake Glacier trip but everything was done to make our cruise enjoyable. 
    Unfortunately for us it was raining during our time on the Portage Lake Glacier trip but everything was done to make our cruise enjoyable.  more »
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  • We went in early spring and the lake was still frozen. It was a long walk, but an awesome view.

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