10 Gorgeous Glaciers That Prove Alaska Is Hand's Down Heaven On Earth

Gorgeous Glaciers in Heavenly Alaska

 By: Courtney Dowd-Stanley 

Gorgeous glaciers are all over the Last Frontier. I don't know about you, but we can't get enough of them. Alaska is home to around 100,000 glaciers total with 616 being named. In Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve alone, there are 1000 glaciers. It's no wonder this campsite inside the park was named the most beautiful in America. Plus, the We decided to take a handful of Alaska's most popular glacier attractions and mix them in with some really amazing roadside gems that are a bit underrated. No matter how lofty or unassuming, all of these gorgeous glaciers are certainly show stoppers.  Use the clickable blue links below to learn more about each of these unique, pristine, piercing parts of Alaska's spectacular wilderness.  [caption id="attachment_19286" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Jose Benavides[/caption]
1: Exit Glacier in Seward, Alaska [caption id="attachment_19278" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Flickr - lwtt93[/caption]
2: Grewingk Glacier in Homer, Alaska [caption id="attachment_19279" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Dave Bezaire[/caption]
3: Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska [caption id="attachment_19283" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Richard Deakins[/caption]
4: Matanuska Glacier in Glacier View - MatSu Valley [caption id="attachment_19282" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - No Barriers USA[/caption]
5: Kahiltna Glacier - Denali National Park & Preserve [caption id="attachment_19280" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - twiga269 ॐ FEMEN[/caption]
6: Worthington Glacier - Northeast of Valdez, Alaska  [caption id="attachment_19285" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Teo Romera[/caption]
7: Byron Glacier - Portage, Alaska  [caption id="attachment_19276" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Paxson Woelber[/caption]
8: Childs Glacier - Cordova, Alaska  [caption id="attachment_19277" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Kevan Dee[/caption]
9: Portage Glacier - Near Whittier, Alaska  [caption id="attachment_19284" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - lifetravelandmore[/caption]
10: Knik Glacier - MatSu Valley  [caption id="attachment_19281" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Paxson Woelber[/caption]
Looking for another great read? Check out these 7 Road Trips That'll Fuel Your Wanderlust To Travel Alaska This Summer. Or, Alaska's Underground Permafrost Tunnel That's Hiding In Plain Sight. Or, these 10 Ridiculously Rare Alaska Attractions That You'll Be Blown Away By. You might also enjoy, Alaska's Unreal Upside-Down Forest at Glacier Gardens in Juneau, Alaska
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Written by Courtney Dowd-Stanley 

2 comments

I’m one of the truly blessed as I was able to witness the glaciers breaking at a very young age. I was all of 6 and remember telling my father, stationed at Elmendorf AFB at the time, that it was like seeing giant diamonds flowing down the mountain. I still refer to it that way and I’m 64. Wonderful memories!

Raelene Jodway April 17, 2021

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