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. The content of this tour is identical to Mendenhall Glacier Explorer. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for Mendenhall Glacier Explorer. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.