Saddlebag Glacier

Cordova, Alaska 99574

Saddlebag Glacier

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trail provides easy access to a gorgeous lake (with ?oating ice), mountains and jagged peaks, waterfalls, and a glacier. The locals call this trail Cordova’s Portage Glacier (see the Portage Pass hike) without the RVs, visitor center, or crowds.'

The mass of Saddlebag Glacier’s blue ice in the distance, the beautiful lake with its floating ice, green mountainsides, waterfalls, and jagged peaks make a spectacular view at the end of this easy half-day hike."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best May through October
Chugach National Forest, Cordova Ranger District, 612 Second Street, PO Box 280, Cordova, AK 99574; (907) 424- 7661;
Local Contacts
USGS Cordova B-3 and B-4 (trail not shown), Forest Service leaflet Saddlebag Glacier Trail; National Geographic Prince William Sound East
Local Maps