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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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  • Easy hike, beautiful views, lots of parking. Bathrooms could use a little cleaning but this was a great place to check out!  more »
  • Glacier is receding but still there! There was still snow on the paths but the day was sunny and bathrooms were open. Nice to hear the waterfalls even at a long distance. Thompson Pass has spectacular...  more »
  • This is a Glacier you can drive up to the lake formed by the Glacier. Is very beautiful. There is a lot of information about the Glacier and its history.  more »