One of the best places to see glaciers in Alaska is at the Worthington Glacier and Recreation Site. This area is located to the north of Valdez, right off the Richardson Highway. Most people will stop here as they are traveling along the highway to their next destination. However, you can also add it in as an extra stop even if you are not traveling through the area.
There are one hundred thirteen acres of land in this area and that land is filled with numerous trails for you to wander along. When you arrive in the parking area, you will discover it is less than a half mile from where you can see the Worthington Glacier. You can even take a picnic lunch with you because there are picnic tables at the overlook.
When you arrive at the overlook area, you must take the time to see the many waterfalls that have been formed by the melting glacier. Due to the continuous melting of the Worthington Glacier, no one is sure how much longer this incredible piece of ice will be around. Therefore, you may want to visit Alaska sooner than later if you want to see it!
Down the road from the overlook, you will find Horsetail Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. These two waterfalls are within Keystone Canyon and they are quite a sight to see. While you can see these waterfalls from any of the pull-off areas of the highway, I recommend viewing them from a different perspective.
The Goat Trail is three miles round trip and it offers amazing views of both waterfalls. This hike is perfect for those days when you do not have much else going on, but since it can be completed quickly, you will still have time to do something else before you head back to your hotel.
Are you ready to see one of the best glaciers in Alaska? Let me plan your Alaska family vacation, so you can see the Worthington Glacier before it disappears forever! If you would like more inspiration, check out my article on activities in Denali National Park
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