Trek on a Glacier

For a great day hike or bike ride with glacier trekking potential, take a trip to the Root Glacier Trail in Kennicott. The trail boasts views of Mount Blackburn, Regal Mountain and Donaho Peak. To get to the glacier and back, the trail is about four miles round trip, but travelers can choose to continue on the trail for another four miles or so. At this point, visitors can turn off the trail to access the glacier; its easy access makes it a popular destination for glacier trekking. Some travelers choose to set out on their own but outfitters in the area also offer guided tours complete with all the equipment to make it a successful trip. Travelers who really love the view can stay overnight at the campsite located at the turn off for glacier access. Otherwise, after a day of trekking, make the short journey back to town to continue exploring.

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