Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

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The terminus of Exit Glacier can be accessed on foot and by car. The driving road closes in heavy snows but stays open to snowmobiles and other recreational winter vehicles. The accessibility of the hiking trails, some of which lead onto this glacier inside Kenai Fjords National Park, makes this attraction one of the most popular glaciers. You can take a ranger-guided tour here daily. Take a look at our Kenai Fjords National Park visit planner to schedule your visit to Exit Glacier and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is really a must do when you at Kenai Fjords National Park. Different options to hike to the glacier or simply hike for a stunning view of the glacier. Easy to get around and it is sobering to se...  more »
  • Like all the drives in Alaska, the drive to Exit Glacier is beautiful. There is a really nice little view point parking lot a few miles before the parking lot which has an excellent view of the glacie...  more »
  • As you drive into Exit Glaciers there are signs with the year marked to depict where Exit Glacier used to be. Needless to say, it has receded tremendously over the years. I recommend that you hike up ...  more »

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Where to stay in Kenai Fjords National Park

Two cabins, an eco-lodge, and a 12-site campground serve as your options for staying in Kenai Fjords National Park. Most visitors opt for accommodations in nearby Seward. Here you'll find cozy inns and bed and breakfasts, small hotels, and hostels. Many of the places to stay offer views of the harbor. A few lodges, cabins, and cottages lie just north and south of town. You can also find a few campgrounds in nearby Chugach National Forest.
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