Saddlebag Glacier

Cordova, Alaska

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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.
Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Mollie Foster (Falcon Guides)

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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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cordova
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best May through October
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Chugach National Forest, Cordova Ranger District, 612 Second Street, PO Box 280, Cordova, AK 99574; (907) 424- 7661; www.fs.usda.gov/chugach/
Local Maps: USGS Cordova B-3 and B-4 (trail not shown), Forest Service leaflet Saddlebag Glacier Trail; National Geographic Prince William Sound East
Driving Directions: Directions to Saddlebag Glacier

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May 2018