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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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  • You can never go wrong with observing Glaciers. We just saw several of them, and they are amazing, especially when they are 'calfing'. 
  • Enjoyed the scenery and the boat experience seeing the glacier. The boat was able to get close enough to the glacier to see the active calving and the wildlife around it. 
  • This is a must see if you are pressed for time and want to see a beautiful glacier with the chance of calving.