Spencer Whistle Stop

Area Status: 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. You can also continue on the train to the Grandview whistle stop.

Glacier Discovery Train: 2022 scheduled service can be found here  https://www.alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/schedules 

Spencer Bench Cabin

For cabin stays from late May to mid-September, the Spencer Bench Cabin can be reserved through the Alaska Railroad by calling 800.544.0552.

For cabin stays from mid-September to late May, reservations can be made at www.Recreation.gov.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:

Glacier Discovery Train: daily scheduled service 

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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Status: Open

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