Worthington Glacier, Valdez
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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.To visit Worthington Glacier and other attractions in Valdez, use our Valdez trip generator.
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This was a nice, convenient place to vistit on the way to Valdez. It was raining quite hard and I would not recommend hiking to the glacier in those conditions. The views are excellent and the waterfa... read more »
My last visit was in 2004 and this time I visited in September 2016 and I was shocked at how far the glacier has receded. Even after a ten minute hike, I still was not able to reach the glacier. I too... read more »
The Worthington Glacier is just at the side of the road. It is interesting with nice interpretive panels and a helpful ranger willing to answer questions, but it is not one of the big impressive glaci... read more »
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