Glacier Discovery Train and Guided Walk

See the beautiful Cook Inlet coast on the Alaska Railroad and walk in the Chugach National Forest.

  • Starting at: $136 / per person
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Departure Time: 9:45am
  • Dates: May 28 - September 11, 2022, daily
  • Physical Activity: Able to walk 3 miles on a gravel pathway.
  • Child Rate: $68 / per child
  • Child Age: 2 to 11 years old

Tour Overview

This Anchorage day trip departs in the morning on the Alaska Railroad for a 3.5 hour ride to Spencer Glacier in the Chugach National Forests’ remote mountains. Upon arrival at Spencer, you have time to explore the area on your own or you can participate in a guided walk led by a US Forest Service Ranger **. There is a viewing platform for views of Spencer Glacier about 1.5 miles (one way) from the Spencer flag stop trail starting point. This low-impact gravel path offers benches and incredible scenic views along the way. After your visit at Spencer, you will travel back to Portage by flag stop train. At Portage you board a motorcoach and return to Anchorage by scheduled motorcoach.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip transportation to Spencer Glacier by train and bus
  • Narrated walk with US Forest Service Ranger **
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers to and from your hotel, lunch, however meals can be purchased on board the train.

Special Terms

** Very Important: Please note that depending on the Covid situation and other circumstances, a park ranger may not be available and all people booked on this tour take a self-guided walk to the viewing platform at Spencer.


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