Portage Valley is an adventure-lovers playground with plenty of exciting activities that allow travelers to get out on their own and explore some of Alaska's most beautiful backcountry.
Glaciers abound on this 14-mile isthmus that connects the Kenai Peninsula to mainland Alaska. Portage Glacier, one of the region's most popular attractions, once extended the entire length of the valley.
Today visitors can take a guided cruise to the face of this famous glacier, as well as see the remnants of many other glaciers in the area including Explorer, Middle, Byron, Burns, and Shakespeare glaciers.
Portage Valley is also home to a number of excellent hiking and biking trails, including the Trail of Blue Ice and Byron Glacier Trail.
Other attractions in the area include the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center, Portage Lake and a number of tour opportunities for biking, hiking, glacier viewing, paddling, and wildlife viewing.
If you need transportation to the above tour please consider using the Turnagain Arm Shuttle.
The Turnagain Arm Shuttle is the region's largest transportation service providing visitors with an affordable way to access adventures along Turnagain Arm. Plan your trip ahead by visiting turnagainshuttle.com. Activities are an extra charge based on what you decide to see and do along the way.