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Portage Glacier, Girdwood

4.5
#1 of 16 in Nature in Anchorage
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • The glaciers are so beautiful, and it is sad to see them going away. Stop in and see them while you can!  more »
  • We hiked to Portage Glacier fairly early in the morning to beat the crowd and heat. Also parking can be difficult if you go later. The first mile up to Portage Pass was a bit steep and slippery with....  more »

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