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Worthington Glacier, Valdez

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The Worthington Glacier is a 5774acre valley glacier located adjacent to Thompson Pass in the southeastern mainland section of the U.S. state of Alaska. Located on the Richardson Highway at milepost 28.7mi east of Valdez, it was listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. The Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site, a 113acre roadside park operated by the state of Alaska, offers a view of the glacier, and it is acclaimed as one of the remaining U.S. glaciers that is accessible by paved highway. Like most of Alaska’s glaciers, this glacier has been steadily retreating for the last 150 years, but not as dramatically as many others.
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  • We stopped here on our way to Valdez. Spent several hours viewing and taking pictures and hiking up near the foot of the glacier. Just amazing!  more »
  • We stopped here to see the Worthington glacier. You can walk a paved path to an area to view it. Quite a sight! Worth the stop.  more »
  • Two years ago, a small cave that existed melted and became a powerful waterfall. It's a shame.
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  • Amazing nature!
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