Juneau, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Your journey begins with a narrated tour of downtown Juneau to view many of the city's highlights.
A panoramic drive takes you out to the Mendenhall Valley -- home of the mighty Mendenhall Glacier. Before you set off to explore on your own during two hours of free time, your guide will point out many of the attractions in the glacier area. Scenic Photo Point and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center are well worth a visit. Take time to watch the short film about the glacier and the 37 other glaciers that make up the colossal Juneau Ice Field.
The area boasts several self-guided trails that allow you to learn about the role the glacier had in carving the landscape. Each of these trails offers a different view of the glacier through trees or along the shores of Mendenhall Lake. The Nugget Falls Trail takes you to the base of a long, glacier-fed waterfall and offers the closest views of Mendenhall Glacier.
Meander through the Tongass National Forest as you explore the Moraine Ecology Trail and the Steep Creek Trail; the latter offers multiple views of wild sockeye salmon during the mid- to late-summer months.
Please note: The content of this tour is identical to Mendenhall Glacier Explorer. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour Mendenhall Glacier Explorer. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.
This tour can accommodate manual and electric wheelchairs; however, not all trails at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area are wheelchair accessible. The lift on the vehicle can accommodate a maximum weight of 600 lbs., maximum length of 40 inches and maximum width of 27 inches.