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
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
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
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)