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: 2021 scheduled service Anchorage to Whittier, May 15 & 22, 2021; Anchorage to Whittier & Spencer Glacier, May 29 - June 4, 2021; Full route, June 5 – September 6, 2021 https://www.alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/schedules 

2021 Alaska Railroad Spencer Bench Cabin rental season -  June 1 - September 5, 2021 Reservations open in March 2021. 

At a Glance

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Glacier Discovery Train: daily scheduled service begins June 5, 2021

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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