Alaska April 13, 2018
Visit This Stunning Glacier In Alaska For The View Of A Lifetime
Visit Cordova, the beautiful town on the Prince William Sound, and take a trip to the Childs Glacier. When you arrive in town, you can explore the options available as you can only get to the area by boat or helicopter. But since there are no roads from the rest of Alaska to Cordova, it’s simply par for the course in this area. There are shuttle services to visit the Childs Glacier and campground. There are also guided tours either by boat or helicopter available. This is one of the most fun, exciting day trips in the area. The constant crashing of ice chunks into the sea makes for a unique and thrilling adventure to a huge glacier in Alaska.
Cordova is a perfectly isolated town on southern coast of Alaska. It lies on the Prince William Sound at the head of Orca Inlet, where the beautiful Copper River empties into the sea. This is where the Childs Glacier is located.
The glacier lies along the Copper River, which is wide, shallow and glacier fed. This is one of Alaska's most stunning areas and your breath will be taken at every turn.
The Miles Glacier Bridge, or
Million Dollar Bridge, is so named because it cost 1.4 million to construct. It was instrumental to the expansion of copper mining in the area.
The bridge formerly used to access the glacier has been closed by authorities. There is a boat that will take you to the glacier for a small fee.
Required activities on this adventure are hiking along the river to watch the glacier and fishing for salmon. Of course, these pastimes are perfect for enjoying this remote, gorgeous and naturally abundant land.
There is a hike to the face of the glacier so you can get up close and understand the true enormity of the glacier. Choose a guided tour to learn about local Cordova history and glacier details.
Calving is an exciting event where pieces along the edge of the glacier fall into the silty water with an incredible splash. Watching the glacier calve is so thrilling and fun, you can do it all day!
The glacier calves into the silty, cold water below. The waters can be dotted with icebergs where seals can be found playing and lounging in the sun. Take the boat trip to really experience the ecosystem of the glacier.
There are sites at the glacier for camping and picnicking. Bring the whole gang and complete the day trip with a night punctuated with the splashing of the glacier.
Spend an unforgettable day exploring the Childs Glacier in Cordova. Incredible glacier adventures are rare, memorable, and abundant in Alaska.
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