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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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  • It is such an awesome sight. The glacier meets you on the Richardson Highway with stops to pull off and take pictures. 
  • Short hike awesome experience without the experts. Just north of Valdez near Thompson Pass. Big Rig Friendly parking lot if your in a rv. 
  • Hiking this glacier with a guide was one of the highlights of our 3 week June trip to Alaska. Beautiful day and sunny skies lit up the glistening glacier and waterfalls. Blue ice was everywhere. Highl...  more »