We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Force of Nature Before Your Very Eyes (Climate Change Exhibit B)

The rushing water, the boulders, rocks, and moraine -- all the result of the glacier's movement... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2018
KGTraveler_13
,
Pelham Manor, New York
Beautiful

Not to difficult to hike up glacier for the ultimate close up views.Must wear appropriate... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
smgriffisg
,
Valdez, Alaska
Read all 438 reviews
308
All photos (308)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“walk up”(21 reviews)
“parking lot”(25 reviews)
About
An accessible glacier with a hiking trail that offers spectacular views.
Contact
Valdez, AK
Website
+1 907-269-8400
Call
Recommended experiences in and around Valdez
from US$135,00
More Info
from US$170,00
More Info
Reviews (438)
Filter reviews
393 results
Traveller rating
270
97
24
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
270
97
24
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews walk up viewing platform parking lot off the highway paved path great stop short hike easy access thompson pass definitely worth a stop parking area information boards blue ice interpretive signs great pictures glacier viewpoint
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 393 reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2018

The rushing water, the boulders, rocks, and moraine -- all the result of the glacier's movement -- were spectacular to take in. The gradients of blacks, grays, and whites in the scene set by this wonder were a photographer's dream. Our guide did warn us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Not to difficult to hike up glacier for the ultimate close up views.Must wear appropriate footwear.Watch for falling rocks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Our first visit to Worthington Glacier was nine years ago. it has receded significantly. Don't get me wrong, it is still a beautiful sight. Take the short hike and take a lot of pictures. Do not drive by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Stopped to check out the glacier as we were traveling along with Richardson Highway between Valdez and Tok. It's right off the highway and a short walk down from the parking area to check out the glacier.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We were told that the stretch of the Richardson Highway 30 miles outside of Valdez is one of the most beautiful drives in the U.S. We were not disappointed. It's absolutely breathtaking. Along the way, we stopped at the Worthington Glacier for a picnic. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The drive down to the Worthington glacier from Glen Ellen is awesome and the ride into Valdese the same just spectacular scenery on the most beautiful drives. A nice little stop off point and you can walk up fairly close and get a good look...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Worthington Glacier State Rec Site is a must see and do stop on the Richardson Highway. Located 28 miles from Valdez it is ADA accessible with trails and toilets. Also listed as a Workd Heritage Site. Get up close and personal with a glacier. Don’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Was driving to Valdez and stopped by this glacier. Did not have much time to explore it very much but it was nice to stop for a while and just admire it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

It is a good stop when driving to or from Valdez. You get some nice views on the glacier. The only problem was that the restrooms were really dirty (the only time we faced this problem during our three week road trip in Alaska) but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

It’s quite a hike now that most of the Glacier has melted I wouldn’t recommend hiking to the glacier if you are out of shape or old like me.

Date of experience: September 2018
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
Totem Hotel and Suites
160 reviews
33.66 km away
Mountain Sky Hotel
225 reviews
33.75 km away
Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
634 reviews
33.90 km away
Glacier Hotel
31 reviews
33.97 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 32 nearby restaurants
The Roadside Potatohead
123 reviews
33.57 km away
Old Town Burgers
344 reviews
33.60 km away
Nat Shack
45 reviews
33.61 km away
The Fat Mermaid
387 reviews
33.78 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 43 nearby attractions
Columbia Glacier
223 reviews
68.95 km away
Keystone Canyon
159 reviews
14.36 km away
Points North Heli-Adventures
20 reviews
65.48 km away
The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive
169 reviews
34.06 km away
Questions & Answers
scotttaryle
17 July 2018
Show all 4 answers
Response from runningspots | Reviewed this property
we Didn’t take the guided tour. But the kids are probably in better shape than many of the adults who do it. I would think they’d be fine! Have fun.
1
Vote
God_of_Small_Things7
7 June 2018
Response from 417piar | Reviewed this property
I think you can access the glacier 24 hours as long as the road is clear. When we were there earlier in June one lane was clear to the foot of the glacier, however snow was everywhere and we couldn't walk on the glacier... More
0
Votes
osusieq
23 November 2016
Show all 6 answers
Response from William R | Reviewed this property
Any time you can see the glacier clearly is a god time. The weather in Thompson Pass can change quickly so it can be lousy 1 hour and be nice the next. Watch Valdez weather and if is clear there, take a drive up the pass... More
0
Votes