Spencer Glacier Rail & Trail

Spencer Glacier Rail & Trail

10 hours | Anchorage | 4 A K - A N C - 7 5 0
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$ 179.95
Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

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Min. age: 5 years (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • Glaciers
  • Chugach National Forest
  • Prince William Sound
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Leave Anchorage by train and head down along the shore of Turnagain Arm where beluga whales feed on small fish and salmon head to spawning grounds. This area is part of the six-million acres of Chugach National Forest-the second largest National Forest in the United States. Travel through Girdwood and watch for salmon in the streams along the way before you enter the first of two tunnels to enter Whittier-the gateway to Prince William Sound. You'll continue south down to Placer Valley leaving the highway behind and into countryside only accessible by train. You'll stop at Spencer Glacier among wildlife habitat populated by bear, moose, coyotes and wolves. Next, step off the train at the Spencer whistle stop for a narrated two-mile hike with a U.S. Forest Service ranger. The trail leads to Spencer Lake for spectacular glacier viewing. Upon completion of the hike, hop aboard the Alaska Railroad for a short trip back to Portage. You will then board a deluxe motor coach for the transfer back to Anchorage

Special Notes:

Guests need to make sure they do not reserve Land Excursions on the day of cruise tour arrival or departure that will conflict with their air schedules. Please allow at least two hours between the time your land excursion begins or ends and your flight.

Dress warm and in layers, raincoat. Snacks and beverages available for purchase on board the train. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Travel time is approximately 1½ hour each way.