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Worthington Glacier, Valdez

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The Worthington Glacier is a 5,774-acre (2,337 ha) 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 28.7 mi (46 km) east of Valdez, it was listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. The Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site, a 113-acre (0.46 km2) 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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  • 5$ to park (donation to maintain the park), walk 5 mins to the spot to take pics (closest view is the glacier). The glacier has been melting so, is a lot smaller in person now thus further away. But.....  more »
  • Perfect views at the glacier from the street. There are places to stop and enjoy these majestic views.  more »
  • Nice hiking near the the glacier. Great trails near by. Some are moderate/moderate difficult, but even small children were hiking them.  more »
  • Two years ago, a small cave that existed melted and became a powerful waterfall. It's a shame.
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  • Amazing nature!
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  • Surrounded by mountains and the waterfalls looks like a tremendous land glacier scenery
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