Explore Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a pristine wilderness region overlooking the Gulf of Alaska on the state’s southern tip. From the gateway town of Gustavas, take the park’s only road to Bartlett Cove. Here, you will find the Huna Tribal House memorializing the culture and homes of the Huna Tlingit clans who inhabited the area for centuries. Rugged snow-covered mountains and dozens of glaciers, including Muir and Riggs Glacier, highlight the landscape. There are deep fjords, freshwater lakes, and wild coastlines with hidden coves that beckon to the adventurous at heart. Accessible by boat or seaplane, the park is best experienced via hiking, fishing, kayaking, and mountaineering adventures. The park is home to temperate coastal rainforests of spruce and hemlock, as well as alpine tundra at higher elevations. The different climates mean a spectacular variation in wildlife, including: grizzly bears, moose, wolves, and humpback whales, to name a few. The Marble Islands are also a haven for spotting arctic birds.
Snow-capped Mountains & Glaciers
Huna Tribal House
Wildlife & Birds
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Tour Highlights: Nature & Outdoor Excursions, Museums & Alaska Native Heritage Center, Whale Watching, Dog Sledding, Sportfishing...
Bear Track Inn is situated on the serene shores of Icy Strait in Gustavus, with Glacier Bay National Park as its backdrop. This family-owned inn, spread across ninety-seven sprawling acres, is handcrafted and built out of spruce logs.