This was a nice, convenient place to vistit on the way to Valdez. It was raining quite hard and I would not recommend hiking to the glacier in those conditions. The views are excellent and the waterfalls next to the glacier and beautiful when there is hard rain.
My last visit was in 2004 and this time I visited in September 2016 and I was shocked at how far the glacier has receded. Even after a ten minute hike, I still was not able to reach the glacier. I took some photos, used the restroom and was on my way.
The Worthington Glacier is just at the side of the road. It is interesting with nice interpretive panels and a helpful ranger willing to answer questions, but it is not one of the big impressive glaciers.
Stopped off at the Worthington Glacier off the Thompson Pass. Able to walk to a viewing point and then proceed past the viewing point towards the glacier. Terrain not easy so for those less comfortable on their feet stay at the viewing point. Glacier receding but great views. If you intend to walk to the glacier wear appropriate footwear.
We stopped off at this glacier on our drive ito Valdez. It is located at mile 28.7 on the richardstwon highway. Well signposted and plenty of car parking spaces. We spent a good few hours hiking around the glacier. We were able to hike right up to the glacier cave and waterfalls and its was very scenic. You can actually... 更多
For a close up view of a glacier this will take some beating. It's a fairly long walk and sometimes a steep climb to get really near to the glacier
Spent an afternoon hiking around near Worthington Glacier. We were able to hike right up to the glacier cave and waterfalls. It was quite scenic, and we spent a couple hours hiking around the general area. If you have a few hours and are ok going off trail to hike around, it is definitely worth a stop.
We stopped here briefly for a view. It was a quick on/off the road, easy walk to see the glacier. Nice surrounding scenery and bathrooms were available.