Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
18 mi 29 km of trail — 3 Featured Hikes
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as its name suggests, is a land carved by the dramatic force of glaciers. Spanning 3.3 million acres, the park is home to a dynamic landscape of shifting glaciers, rugged coastlines, wild mountains, temperate rainforests, and sheltered fjords. This remote park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and a part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site, one of the world’s largest international protected areas. Visitors will be impressed by the vast and untouched landscape. From sea to summit, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for inspiration and adventure.
To learn more about Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, visit www.nps.gov.
Visitor center hours and amenities vary by season. For more information and to see current hours of operation, visit the park's website.
- Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center: Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Exhibits open 24-hours. Desk open 11 am to 8 pm.
- Visitor Information Station: Open 8 am to 5 pm, May. Open 7 am to 8 pm, June through August. Open 8 am to 5 pm, September.
Fees & Passes:
There is no entrance fee for Glacier Bay National Park. For more information on free permits required for boating or camping, click here.
Camping & Lodging
Glacier Bay maintains a free hike-in campground with 25 sites at Bartlett Cove. The campground is primitive and is only accessible on foot. Visitors must register for a site at the Visitor Information Station near the public dock. Visitors also have the option to be dropped off in the backcountry by the park's concession-operated tour boat. For more information on camping in the park, click here.
Glacier Bay Lodge, located at Bartlett Cove, is the only lodging within the park. It is open from mid-May through early September. Reservations can be made online or by calling (866) 761-6634.
Food & Drink
Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles
Glacier Bay offers a variety of ranger-led programs that vary by season. All programs, unless otherwise specified, are free and open to the public. To learn more about these ranger-led programs and to see the current events calendar, click here.
Additionally, visitors looking to explore Glacier Bay itself can choose from a variety of concession-operated tour boats, cruise ships, and charter boats. For more information, visit the park's website.
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Areas Within Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
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13.0 mi 20.9 km • Out and Back • 158 ft Ascent 48.21 m Ascent
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Bartlett Lake Trail
|4.8 mi 7.7 km||Juneau, AK||1|
Point Gustavus Route
|5.7 mi 9.2 km||Juneau, AK||1|
|0.8 mi 1.3 km||Juneau, AK||1|
|0.4 mi 0.6 km||Juneau, AK||1|
|0.6 mi 0.9 km||Juneau, AK||1|
|0.4 mi 0.6 km||Juneau, AK||1|
Nagoonberry Loop Trail
|2.2 mi 3.6 km||Juneau, AK||0|
Bartlett Lake/Towers Trail
|3.0 mi 4.8 km||Juneau, AK||0|
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