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Chugach National Forest

The Chugach was formally designated as a National Forest in 1907. It was one of the first reserves to be withdrawn after …

 

Byron Glacier Trail

The trailhead is in the Portage Glacier parking lot about halfway between the Beigich-Boggs Visitors Center and the boat dock. The trail …

Portage Glacier Cruise.

For $39 experience the best value and closest glacier cruise to Anchorage. Board Gray Line Alaska’s exclusive day boat and cruise iceberg-dotted Portage Lake to within 300 yards of the glacier. Choose a seat in the enclosed lounge or take a stroll on the open-air observation deck. You’ll enjoy informative narration from a representative of the U.S. Forest Service. Nature willing, you will witness the “calving” of ice from the face of Portage Glacier. Portage Glacier Cruises one hour cruise operates 5 times a day, between 10:30am and 4:30pm mid-May through mid-September. Call 800-544-2206 for details and information on how to join in a truly Alaskan experience.