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Worthington Glacier, Valdez

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The Worthington Glacier is a 5774acre valley glacier located adjacent to Thompson Pass in the southeastern mainland section of the U.S. state of Alaska. Located on the Richardson Highway at milepost 28.7mi east of Valdez, it was listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. The Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site, a 113acre roadside park operated by the state of Alaska, offers a view of the glacier, and it is acclaimed as one of the remaining U.S. glaciers that is accessible by paved highway. Like most of Alaska’s glaciers, this glacier has been steadily retreating for the last 150 years, but not as dramatically as many others.
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  • This glacier very well by the Richardson Highway can be seen on the way to Valdez. Directly beneath glacier is located the Worthington glacier State Recreation site with several information boards. From here begins also a path to the glacier tongue
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  • My wife and I stopped here on the way to Valdez to take a Columbia Glacier cruise since it is right off the highway with a good sized parking lot. We had a boat to catch in Valdez so we could only sto...  more »
  • the opportunity to visit a glacier is rare and exceptional. This place is well laid out and allows to approach the glacier, which is a great activity.
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