Current Conditions

Kenai Fjords National Park is open year-round; however, the road to Exit Glacier is closed to cars for the winter months and much of the spring. Snow at higher elevations on the Harding Icefield trail can persist into mid-summer. It is always a good idea to check on current conditions before setting out.

This site is updated regularly to reflect the latest conditions, as is the Recorded Information Line at 907-422-0573. If needed, contact the park headquarters directly at (907) 422-0500, during normal business hours.
Road to Exit Glacier (Herman Leirer Road):
The Herman Leirer Road is OPEN to the Exit Glacier Nature Center parking area.
updated 4/29/15
Trails near the Exit Glacier Nature Center:
All trails are OPEN.
Harding Icefield Trail:
The trail is OPEN.
  • Hikers should be prepared for a wide range of conditions, including rain/snow and rockfall.
  • The trail is snow free to the Top of the Cliffs. The remainder of the trail has patchy snow.
  • Orange flags guide visitors through the fragile parts of the alpine ecosystem while snow remains on the trail.
  • Harding Icefield Trail - map
    (updated 6/24/2015)

Alaska 511:
Alaska's Department of Transportation website will continuously update the driving conditions on the state's highways. The Seward Highway (AK-9) is the only road that provides access to Kenai Fjords National Park.

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