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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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  • Thompson pass and Worthington glacier are beautiful any time of year. Winter time is extremely cold. Dress like you don't want to die from hypothermia in 5 mins and you should be ok for interested and...  more »
  • I can't express in words that mother nature! Worth a look! Forget the time, been stood up as it was. When I visited the little people, slowly and enjoying the magnificent views! Recommend is go hard takes time but is well worth it because the!
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  • My wife and I visited this glacier, located just off the Richardson Highway, during our journey from Anchorage to Valdez as part of our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. The...  more »