Spencer Whistle Stop

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hop off the Train at the Spencer Whistle Stop!

Take a tour with a Forest Service interpreter around the foot of Spencer Lake and then float among the icebergs that have calved off of the great glacier while the guide steers an Alaskan Native canoe. Or take a leisurely journey by raft down the Placer River toward Turnagain Arm.

Glacier Discovery Train: Service has ended for the 2020 season.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:

Glacier Discovery Train: daily scheduled service begins July 3, 2020


  • Anchorage 9:45 am
  • Girdwood 11:00 am
  • Whittier 12:45 pm
  • Portage 1:25 pm
  • Spencer Whistle Stop 1:55 pm
  • Grandview 3:30 pm
  • Spencer Whistle Stop 4:40 pm
  • Portage 5:15 pm
  • Whittier 6:45pm
  • Portage 7:20 pm
  • Girdwood 7:45 pm
  • Arrive Anchorage 9:15 pm
Rentals & Guides: Chugach Adventure Guides
Fees Fees vary based on the departure location. Please click on the Railroad link below for current fares. Click here to visit the Alaska Railroad reservation system.
Open Season: Late May - Mid-September
Closest Towns: Portage

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