Trail of Blue Ice

Connecting the Glaciers of Portage Valley - The Trail of Blue Ice

Our newest trail in the valley is complete and being used by many people; and the positive feedback has been tremendous! The Trail of Blue Ice stays on the valley floor and links all the developed recreation sites in Portage Valley. Most of the 5 mile (one way) trail is a wide gravel path with boardwalks and bridges. You will experience very little elevation gain with the exception of a 700' section at the lake end, where is climbs about 30 feet via a small section of stairs. An alternate, fully accesible route follows along the shoulder of the road to avoid this grade. This trail is great for hiking or biking. You can pick up the Trail of Blue Ice at Moose Flats Day Use Area, Explorer Glacier Pullout, Five Fingers Hike-in Camping Area, Williwaw Fish Viewing Platform, or the lakefront parking lot at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center. Click here for a map.

For more information about The Trail of Blue Ice please contact:

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center
Glacier Ranger District
PO Box 129, Girdwood, AK 99587
(907) 783-2326 - May-Sept

or (907) 783-3242 - Oct-April