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Juneau - Mendenhall Glacier Viewpoint & Glacier Gardens

Join us for an exciting tour to view Mendenhall Glacier and visit beautiful Rainforest Gardens near Juneau.

  • Hear stories about the Alaska Gold Rush in Juneau
  • Journey to Mendenhall Valley and see Mendenhall Glacier
  • Stop at a bridge over rushing Mendenhall River
  • Visit the beautiful Rainforest Gardens
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Min. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    62 €

  • Please note

    Layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a light rain jacket are recommended

Your driver-guide tells you the history of Juneau's gold rush as we depart downtown en route to the Mendenhall Valley. See how the mighty Mendenhall Glacier shaped the Juneau area and learn about its history. Take a few moments to enjoy a picturesque stop at Brotherhood Bridge where the glacier-fed Mendenhall River rushes by full of glacial silt.

Next you're off to the Rainforest Gardens. Tour the colourful lower garden with its amazing, designed landscapes and cascading stream, and hear the history behind the garden's notorious upside-down trees.

The tour guide will then escort your group onto a covered shuttle for a mile-long, narrated rainforest adventure. Long daylight hours make for stunning forest displays as you wind your way to an elevation of 175 metres.  From this bird’s eye view, you can soak in breathtaking views of the Mendenhall Valley, Chilkat Mountains and Gastineau Channel

Practical Information:

  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Language: English
  • Remarks/requirements: Layered clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a light rain jacket are recommended
  • Walking information: Short distances of walking at the stops
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes (guests must be able to transfer to a seat from their wheelchair to ride tram ride to the top. If they are fully confined they may wait below for the group to return)