Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Your journey begins with a narrated tour of downtown Juneau and the city's highlights en route to Mendenhall Valley -- home of the mighty Mendenhall Glacier.
Your guide will point out many attractions you'll want to see during your approximately two-hour stay at the glacier area. Scenic Photo Point and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center are well worth a visit. Watch a short film about the glacier and the 37 other glaciers that make up the Juneau Ice Field.
The area boasts several self-guided scenic trails that allow you to learn about the glacier's role in carving the landscape. Each of these trails offers a different view of the Mendenhall through trees or along the shores of Mendenhall Lake. The Nugget Falls trail takes you to the base of a long glacier-fed waterfall and offers the closest views of Mendenhall Glacier. Meander through the Tongass National Forest as you explore the Moraine Ecology Trail and the Steep Creek Trail -- the latter offers multiple views of wild sockeye salmon during the mid- to late-summer months.
This tour operates under a Special Use Permit issued by the US Forest Service. Due to occasional bear activity, food consumption is prohibited in the Mendenhall Glacier area.