Check Out Glaciers in the Area
There are a few glaciers in the area that are easy to reach and definitely worth the trip. These glaciers can be accessed directly from the road system, no helicopter or boats required! To reach the stunning views at Saddleback Glacier, depart at Mile 25 of the Copper River Highway to locate the mild, three-mile trail that winds through cottonwoods and spruce before emerging at Saddlebag Lake. The glacier, surrounded by peaks and cliffs, regularly calves, sending icebergs into the lake. Hike in and spend the day enjoying the view and watching for wildlife.
Another easy-to-access glacier is the Sheridan Glacier. Follow the short access road at Mile 15 that ends at a picnic area with partial views of the glacier. Walk the one-mile trail across a glacial moraine to reach even better views. Local outfitters provide tour options that include guided trips to the glacier and even the opportunity to kayak around the lake and get closer.
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