Mendenhall Glacier Canoe Paddle and Trek
- Live Guide
- Group Tour
- Pickup Service
- 6 hr
Experience the famous Mendenhall Glacier up close and personal during this 6 hour adventure which includes paddling and glacier exploration. Paddle up to the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, over Mendenhall Lake, and past Nugget Falls to explore along the edge of the Mendenhall Glacier. The Mendenhall Glacier is receding at a fast pace and due to this we are seeing drastic changes to the surface of the glacier. For this reason, it is not safe to walk on the glacier. This trip will spend time exploring the glacier up close and hiking around the edges of it safely from the bedrock. The edge of the glacier has some of the most stunning features you will find; this is where ice formations, tunnels, and tubes tend to form creating those beautiful blue colors. These features are never guaranteed but do form throughout the summer.
Operated by: Above and Beyond Alaska
After landing, follow your guide across the moon-like landscape of bedrock to the glacier’s edge. You will be up close to the glacier and exploring the unique moon-like landscape recently exposed by the receding glacier. Other views include crevasses filled with deep blue color and the icefall at the toe of the glacier. Because the glacier is in a state of constant change, not all features may be present or accessible. This tour does not include trekking on the glacier. Every day is different at the glacier!