Steep Creek Wildlife Viewing Site

  
A network of trails that alternates between being on the ground and over the ground on elevated walkways, the trail provides opportunities to watch spawning fish under the walkway and the bears that come to Steep Creek to feed on them. In the summer, interpreter staff are on the trail to help manage interactions between bears and people. Please heed their instructions for everyone's safety.

At a Glance

Open Season: 01/01
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Juneau, AK
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From downtown: 12 miles. Take Egan Drive and turn right at Mendenhall Loop Road. Mendenhall Loop Road turns into Glacier Spur Road and ends at the Visitor Center. The Viewing Site is accessible from the two Visitor Center parking lots. From the Juneau International Airport: 5 miles. Exiting the airport, turn left on Yandukin Drive. Turn right on Shell-Simmons Drive. Turn left onto Glacier Highway. After a quarter mile, the road will curve right and become Mendenhall Loop Road. Follow this road across Egan Drive. Mendenhall Loop Road eventually turns into Glacier Spur Road and ends at the Visitor Center. The Viewing Site is accessible from the two Visitor Center parking lots. From the Alaska State Ferry Terminal: 7 miles. Turn right onto Glacier Highway. After a mile and a half, the road splits at Auke Bay. Turn left onto Mendenhall Loop Road. After four miles, it will intersect Glacier Spur Road. Turn left onto Glacier Spur Road, which ends at the Visitor Center. The Viewing Site is accessible from the two Visitor Center parking lots.

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