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Portage Glacier, Girdwood
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Portage Glacier once covered the entire valley. When the glacier retreated, lush greenery and a clear lake were left behind. Head to the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center to learn about the natural and human history of the area. From here you can see the glacial lake and mountains. Reserve a spot on one of the boats that leaves from the visitor center to travel to the glacier's edge. Wear warm clothes, including gloves. To visit Portage Glacier and get the most from your holiday in Anchorage, create itinerary details personal to you using our Anchorage holiday planner.
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  • Beautiful weather had. very nice views in a quiet area. Good parking. Nice for hiking.
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  • Beautiful drive out to glacier, but it has receded to the point that you can no longer get out to the glacier. You can see Byron Glacier, but can not walk out to it. 
  • We made a point to stop here and had to return because it was SO relaxing and beautiful. It was late October, very still, we did see small icebergs, the water level allowed us to be able to hike along...  more »