1/2 Day Root Glacier Hike

Glacier Hiking in McCarthy, Alaska, United States of America

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In McCarthy, Alaska, United States of America

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As far as Alaska day
hikes go, our Half Day Root Glacier Hike is hard to top. From stunning
vistas of 16,390’ (4,995m) Mt. Blackburn and the mile-high Stairway Icefall to
fascinating blue pools and sculptured ice, this is truly time well
spent. In our 30 years of... Show more

As far as Alaska day
hikes go, our Half Day Root Glacier Hike is hard to top. From stunning
vistas of 16,390’ (4,995m) Mt. Blackburn and the mile-high Stairway Icefall to
fascinating blue pools and sculptured ice, this is truly time well
spent. In our 30 years of alpine guiding in the Wrangell St. Elias
National Park we’ve found this adventure to consistently provide
unique, once in a lifetime experiences for people of all ages and all
abilities.

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From
$70.00
Duration
5 hours

Location

Directions:

By Car from Anchorage:  Follow the Glenn Highway east to Glennallen.  Turn south on the Richardson Highway to the Edgerton Cutoff and follow the signs to Chitina.  From Chitina take the McCarthy Road to its end at the Kennicott River.  From there it's a short 5 minute walk or shuttle ride to the town of McCarthy.

By Air from Anchorage:  There are a handful of private air services that provide flights from Anchorage to McCarthy.  Please contact us for further information.

By Air from Chitina:  Wrangell Mt. Air operates regular flights from Chitina to McCarthy.  Please contact us for further information.

By Car from Anchorage via Valdez:  If you've got some extra time and would like to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Prince William Sound, this is a great way to travel to McCarthy.  From Anchorage follow the Seward Highway south to Whittier.  From Whittier you and your car board an Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Valdez.  From Valdez follow the Richardson Highway north to the Edgerton Cutoff.  Turn and follow the signs to Chitina.  From Chitina take the McCarthy Road to its end at the Kennicott River.  From there it's a short 5 minute walk or shuttle ride to the town of McCarthy.

City
McCarthy
State / Region
Alaska
Zip / Postcode
99588
Country
United States of America
61.4333333 -142.9216667

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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