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Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

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Geologic Formation Hiking Trail
The terminus of Exit Glacier can be accessed on foot and by car. The driving road closes in heavy snows but stays open to snowmobiles and other recreational winter vehicles. The accessibility of the hiking trails, some of which lead onto this glacier inside Kenai Fjords National Park, makes this attraction one of the most popular glaciers. You can take a ranger-guided tour here daily. Arrange to visit Exit Glacier and other attractions in Kenai Fjords National Park using our Kenai Fjords National Park vacation generator.
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  • Exit Glacier offers beautiful scenery as you hike on three trails: one to an area below the glacier, a second, shorter trail to near the base of the glacier or a third, longer trail up the side of the...  more »
  • This is a very accessible Glacier just out of Seward, Alaska. We went on the one and a half hour ranger-led walk with Lynn and thoroughly enjoyed it. She was very knowledgeable, approachable, spoke we...  more »
  • Practically in Seward and not too far from Anchorage - free parking and no fee to take the trail. It's an easy half mile path round trip to VIEW the glacier. It's more than a mile one way on what I wo...  more »

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Where to stay in Kenai Fjords National Park

Two cabins, an eco-lodge, and a 12-site campground serve as your options for staying in Kenai Fjords National Park. Most visitors opt for accommodations in nearby Seward. Here you'll find cozy inns and bed and breakfasts, small hotels, and hostels. Many of the places to stay offer views of the harbor. A few lodges, cabins, and cottages lie just north and south of town. You can also find a few campgrounds in nearby Chugach National Forest.
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