Many people come to Alaska to see glaciers. From the airplane window you see them dot the landscape below. They dazzle, they amaze, they capture your attention. Spend just one day at a calving glacier and you will find it nearly impossible to tear yourself away.
If a hike is your thing then check out the 3.1 (5 km) hike to Saddlebag Lake where Saddlebag Glacier resides at the far end of the lake. If a hike isn’t on your schedule for the day, head to Sheridan Glacier via a short 10 minute walk just past the Sheridan Mountain trailhead. Pick a great picnic spot in the wild flowers or right up and personal with the glacier. A sunny day at Sheridan or Saddlebag Glaciers provides a stunning backdrop for a picnic to remember.
While the Copper River Highway is impassible beyond bridge 339 near 36 mile, packing the car with kids, food and gear may be out of the question for now but you can still spend the day with Childs Glacier. Local outfitters offer guided trips to get you there for a fee. Whichever route you take to spend a day at the glacier, walk, hike, atv or boat you will have a unforgettable day. Check our Business Directory for outfitter listings.