Mendenhall Glacier and Gardens (1:30 – 5:30pm)


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Step into Juneau’s awe-inspiring landscape with a visit to both the Mendenhall Glacier and Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure. Begin a fully narrated tour with a drive past downtown Juneau en route to the gardens. There, join a forest guide aboard a covered shuttle for a mile-long journey into the heart of the rainforest, including breathtaking views of the Mendenhall Valley. Then, venture to the Mendenhall Glacier and capture a memorable moment at the photo lookout.


  • Explore Rainforest Gardens’ colorful history as you walk through its lower garden, amazingly designed landscapes, and cascading stream.
  • Ascend to the heart of the rainforest at an elevation of 580 feet, and soak in the breathtaking views.
  • Visit Mendenhall Glacier, a massive river of compressed blue ice, and the largest, most rugged glacier accessible by road.

Important details and advisements

  • U.S. Forest Service at visitor center available to answer your questions.