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Portage Glacier

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“visitor center”(73 reviews)
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK
907 783 232
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the glaciers are beyond beautiful in Alaska. I took a train ride and saw 11 glaciers. The Portage was one of them.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did a 907 Tours Anchorage with Kris which included Portage Glacier. Kris took us to the boat for the tour. It is well done, the captain took us up to the glacier, commentary from crew and the Ranger onboard. It wasn't rushed at all, the...More

Thank Clark S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are a bunch of glaciers to the south of Anchorage. This one was a little more than an hour. Very nice boat ride on a sunny day! If you're pressed for time, this might be the one to visit. If not, go further south...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The toughest part of the trail is the beginning with a pretty steep elevation. The trail is well maintained but due to the small gravel type rocks traction is iffy. The payoff of the glacier and portage lake is so worth it though. Pack a...More

Thank L0ve2Travel99
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This was absolutely wonderful. Great trip. Beautiful. overwhelming. SOmething from another planet. Unlike anyplace else in the world

Thank Na H
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We have stopped here several times over the years and have always enjoyed this stop. there is lots to learn about the glacier and the sights are beautiful.

Thank GatorFans
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Portage Glacier is a short drive from Anchorage, straight down the most scenic Seward Highway. The scenery from Anchorage down to the glacier is not to be missed with photo opportunities all throughout. Portage glacier is a great stop. There are lots of tours...More

Thank brenda C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Beautiful sceneries all the way to Portage from Anchorage. Saw a large chunk of iceberg when we visited. Destination was so worth the visit...

Thank Aida G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Portage is strategically located at a bend in Seward Hwy near AWCC, east of Girdwood. It's on the road to Whittier. I have been there twice in overcast and rainy weather. Small icebergs float near the visitor center. A salmon observation point is just down...More

Thank SockFour
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Short trip to Portage Glacier from downtown Anchorage. The glacier was easily view able from the road and was spectacular. The rivers around have that aqua marine color that is amazing to see. We arrived at the end of spawning season which was a bonus....More

Thank theeluddite
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Response from 706bonnier | Reviewed this property |
I got to see about 14 glaciers on oneAlaskan Railroad ride. They offer different rides so can read on line to see which one would work best for you.
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7 March 2018|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
I’d advise you to call them And ask? It’s not the sEason and I’d say they are not. But definitely not sure If they are it’s so worth it!
24 July 2017|
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Response from LSUTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I do not have the GPS coordinates, but you cannot miss it. Head out of Anchorage on Seward Hwy down Turnagain Arm. The turn is roughly 2/3 the way to Seward and is well marked. The road is the first turn past the road to... More