Root Glacier Trail, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve

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#6 of 7 in Outdoors in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve
Root Glacier Trail is located in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve. Use our Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve tour itinerary website to visit Root Glacier Trail on your trip to Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Have wanted to walk on a glacier for several years. Most people at Kennicott were taking a tour along the Root Glacier Trail to Root Glacier which took from four to six hours. Time did not allow that ...  more »
  • This park is very remote and not easy to get to, but once you are there words cannot bestow the magnitude of beauty that is spread before you. The root glacier is so very big and mysterious. The guide...  more »
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  • Fairly easy 1 hour hike to glacier. Glacier massive so spend as long or as little as you like. Crampons a must. You may be able to rent from a local outfitter but call in advance to be sure. If in doubt bring your own. You are standing on ice, so even in summer you should pack a fleece and a windshell. Make sure to bring drinking water if you will be out several hours.
  • Amazing glacier trekking!

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