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Portage Glacier, Anchorage

#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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  • This tour was informative and interesting. The park ranger on board was very friendly. We got up pretty close to the glacier too!  more »
  • Easily located a few miles off the Seward Highway don't pass up the opportunity to see the glacier from the cruise vessel-MS Ptarmigan. Yes it costs but it is well worth the price. We did this on our....  more »
  • Short drive from the main city and views are incredibly beautiful. Good starting point to learn about "Glaciers."
  • Fantastic tour for an inexpensive boat ride. Awesome crew. Moses is hilarious.

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