Savor the rich beauty of Glacier Gardens, see the largest salmon ladder in Alaska and visit Juneau's top natural attraction, the Mendenhall Glacier in Tongass National Forest — including entry to the visitor center.
Enjoy commentary about Juneau's gold rush and local history as you depart from downtown en route to Glacier Gardens. Visit a one-of-a-kind Alaska garden in a covered shuttle, featuring towering upside-down trees covered with planted flowers. From the viewing platform at the 580-foot level, capture images of the Gastineau Channel, Douglas Island and the Chilkat Mountains.
Your tour continues with a visit to Juneau’s grand monument: Mendenhall Glacier. It is a half-mile wide, hundreds-of-feet deep and fed by the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. The U.S. Forest Service staff offers a wealth of information on glaciers during your 75-minute visit to the glacier. The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center features exhibits, interactive videos and a panoramic view of the glacier. There are also numerous self-guided walking trails to experience the special beauty of Tongass National Forest and glimpses of the glacier.
Operator is authorized under special use permit to access the Tongass National Forest. This tour does not include walking on the glacier as only helicopter tours are permitted on the glacier.