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The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Sights

Columbia Glacier

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Updated 08/19/2014

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A visit to Columbia Glacier, which flows from the surrounding Chugach Mountains, should definitely be on your Valdez agenda. Its deep aquamarine face is 5 miles across, and it calves icebergs with resounding cannonades. This glacier is one of the largest and most readily accessible of Alaska's coastal glaciers. The state ferry travels past its face, and scheduled tours of the glaciers and the rest of the sound are available by boat and aircraft from Valdez, Cordova, and Whittier.

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Valdez, Alaska, United States

Updated 08/19/2014


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