Mendenhall Glacier & Rainforest Gardens
Experience the best of Juneau sightseeing by combining the Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure and the Mendenhall Glacier into one glorious Alaska day trip. This fully-guided Alaska tour begins in downtown Juneau en route to the Rainforest Gardens. Tour the colorful lower garden that includes amazingly designed landscapes and a cascading stream, and hear the history behind the garden's notorious upside down trees.
Your tour guide will then gather your group to board 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 580 feet. From this bird’s eye view, you can soak in breathtaking views of the Mendenhall Valley, Chilkat Mountains and Gastineau Channel.
Next up is Juneau’s star attraction, the Mendenhall Glacier, the largest, most rugged glacier accessible by road. Here you will have an hour to walk along the scenic trails, snap photos at the look out, and chat with the U.S. Forest Service in the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.
*This tour is only available for groups of 25 guests or more.
**Tour may run in reverse order.
In Juneau, Tours in Alaska operates under a special use U.S. Forest Service permit for tours that enter the Tongass National Forest and visit the Mendenhall Glacier. This company is an equal opportunity provider.