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The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Sights

Byron Glacier

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Updated 08/19/2014

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The mountains surrounding Portage Glacier are covered with smaller glaciers. A 1-mile hike off Byron Glacier Road—the trail begins about a mile south of the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center—leads to the Byron Glacier overlook. The glacier is notable for its accessibility—this is one of the few places where you can hike onto a glacier from the road system. In summer, naturalists lead free weekly treks in search of microscopic ice worms.

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Byron Glacier Rd., off Portage Glacier Rd., Alaska, United States

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Updated 08/19/2014


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