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Moderately difficult drive up for a great view

We drove up from Hyder since it's only 18miles up a gravel road. We drive a Toyota Sienna and saw a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William G
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Windsor
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Incredible trip to the top obsergation spot

This is a must see if anywhere near to Stewart, BC. Fifth largest glacier in Canada. Rough mining... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bst34285
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Venice, Florida
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Granduc Mine Road, Hyder, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove up from Hyder since it's only 18miles up a gravel road. We drive a Toyota Sienna and saw a Hyundai Veloster going up as we were coming down so it's not a difficult drive, just avoid the potholes and go slowly. Saw a...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must see if anywhere near to Stewart, BC. Fifth largest glacier in Canada. Rough mining road leads to the top but a good trip.

Thank bst34285
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth the drive. We drove up to the lookout spot with the picnic table where you can view what the locals call " the toe". There was a rock slide preventing us from going further which will not probably be cleared for...More

Thank thomjane
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The glacier is about 18 miles north from Hyder Alaska. The road up is winding and treacherous. Not for the weak, but the view up there is spectacular. It is a very large glacier and the ice fields are pristine. Be sure you choose a...More

1  Thank op2myst2017
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I live not too far from this beautiful glacier, and its stunning beauty never ceases to amaze. I certainly recommend it to anyone who can possibly go to see it. One precaution, the road is not always in the best of condition, so be careful.

1  Thank mejohnny93
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Salmon glacier in northwestern BC is located 20 miles from Stewart, but you have to enter the US at Hyder to get to it. There is now (as opposed to the 1970's) a US border post that checks ID. The road runs through Hyder...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The journey down the gravel road is well worth it. The scenery is as spectacular as the ice fields parkway without the crowds. Best done without a big camper/rv as the road is windy and down to a single lane at times (section of avalanche)....More

1  Thank Ferntrekker
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The drive to the glacier is a little suspenseful & one has to be very careful. However the views on the way there are spectacular & majestic & once at the viewing spot of the glacier, it was breath taking.

1  Thank donnie b
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We drove to the top of the world to see this massive glacier from above. It was a full moon night and promised to be a spectacle indeed. Some were staying the night in the parking area which has very limited space for vehicles so...More

1  Thank Bucket2428
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Long drive nice history. Watchout for the mining trucks. They think the hill is their personal race track. It they see you taking picture they kick up the dust even more. While at the top of the glacier, cross the road and enjoy and explore...More

2  Thank clamdiger2
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drrockimi
Hello, Is it possible to access the glacier without a US visa (as the road goes via US)? Maybe there is some sort of a one day permit?
12 March 2017|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
We crossed with little formality. There is a US border post, but since you can't go anywhere but back into Canada, I'm not sure if they would be checking for visas. Being Canadian we did not require a visa, only our... More
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Jim_and_Cathy_G
Would we be able to get up this road in a little Smart car with fairly low ground clearance? We will be there in May.
13 February 2017|
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Response from Bucket2428 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry missed the question earlier. It may be too late. If the road has been graded after winter you should be able to pick side to side to miss rocky outcrop. It's steep but not outrageous
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jasonsU2256WZ
Can my 19ft 2000 dodge van 3500 make it up the road? Is it 4x4?
11 July 2016|
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Response from susanhamrick | Reviewed this property |
I it quite narrow, steep and there are trucks coming down from the mine and work crews further up the mountain. I would not try it and the day we were up there I saw no motorhomes or large trucks.
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