Worthington Glacier

a view of a glacier with a paved path and fence in the foreground

Worthington Glacier is one of the most easily accessible glaciers in Alaska. NPS Photo.

Quick Facts

Location:
Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site, Alaska
Significance:
One of the most road accessible glaciers in Alaska, with fine examples of most glacial features from accumulation areas to terminal moraines.
Designation:
National Natural Landmark
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Yes
As a typical small valley glacier, Worthington Glacier includes fine examples of most glacial features from accumulation areas to terminal moraines. Partially located within Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site, it is one of the most road accessible glaciers in Alaska. Visitors can park their vehicle nearby and then walk close to the face of the glacier. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968, and is 5,744 acres large.
 

Last updated: August 31, 2017