Set in the Chugach National Forest along the Kenai Peninsula, Portage Glacier once filled its entire 23-kilometer (14-mile) valley but is now rapidly receding. Visitors may want to first stop at the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center with its interpretive services, its simulated ice cave and its film Retreat and Renewal: Stories from Alaska's Chugach National Forest. The shrinking glacier can be seen by boat on sightseeing cruises on Portage Lake.
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Portage Pass Trail, Anchorage, AK, USA