You’ll Be Awestruck by the Alluring Beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier!

If you consider yourself a nature lover or thrill seeker, your adventures await in the Last Frontier! When you stay with us at Silverbow Inn, you’ll be close to an array of outdoor activities. One of the most popular sites is the Mendenhall Glacier. This bucket-list item is a 13-mile long section of the Juneau Icefield and ends at the Mendenhall Lake. Whether you want to experience this site up-close or overhead, no visit to Juneau is complete without a tour of this attraction!

Before traveling to Alaska, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide! You’ll find our top recommendations for what tours will take you to the Mendenhall Glacier, as well as places to eat and shop in Juneau. Our guide also includes the modern guest rooms and delightful amenities at Silverbow Inn!

How You Can Experience the Mendenhall Glacier

With so many outdoor activities in our area, we encourage our guests to spend as much time as possible exploring. Here are our suggestions for the best ways to experience the Mendenhall Glacier!

Glacier Tours

If you want to experience one of the finest Mendenhall Glacier tours, plan your outdoor adventure with our Best Juneau Triple Pack! This exclusive journey can be paired with your stay at Silverbow Inn. You’ll be taken on a scenic 2-hour whale watching adventure and have a guided boat excursion around the Mendenhall Glacier. As you float on this journey, be sure to bring your camera to take photos of the majestic glacial walls and the stunning Nugget Falls. You’ll end your excursion with an all-you-can-eat, fresh, Southeast salmon bake!

Hiking Excursions

In Juneau, you’ll find a winding network of hiking trails throughout our outdoor haven. One of the most popular paths is the East Glacier Loop. This self-guided hike near the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area is just 13 miles from downtown Juneau. And, you’ll be captivated by views of the Mendenhall Lake, the Juneau Icefield, the neighboring mountains, and towering trees in the Tongass National Forest!

Ice Cave Exploration

Embark on the ultimate adventure during the Mendenhall Glacier Ice Cave Tour with Alaska Shore Excursions! This 5.5-hour experience starts with a canoeing journey from the cruise ship terminal in downtown Juneau. You’ll paddle through the peaceful waters of the Gastineau Channel up to the Mendenhall Glacier. When you land ashore, a guide will lead you underground to the chilling ice caves. These spectacular caverns are natural phenomena that showcase unique views of what lies beneath the glacial walls and the water’s surface!

Helicopter Tours

As you search for the perfect flightseeing excursion over the Last Frontier, plan your one-of-a-kind experience with Juneau Adventure Tours. We suggest booking the Mendenhall Glacier Tour. On this guided journey, you’ll take the tram from Juneau to Mt. Roberts, where you’ll board your flight. This 1-hour tour allows you to see this glacier from the air as well as trek along the top. Before you leave your guest room at Silverbow Inn, be sure to pack your camera to take photos of the surrounding nature!

Plan Your Adventures With Silverbow Inn

After you explore the Mendenhall Glacier, head back to your contemporary guest room at Silverbow Inn! Our convenient location in downtown Juneau offers easy access to many locally owned and operated restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. We invite you to browse our 11 modern rooms and select the perfect one for your getaway!

As you search our rooms, consider booking our Economy Plus Room! This comfortable accommodation boasts a queen bed lined with soft linens and featuring plenty of space to relax. You can also recharge in the private bath, or take a dip in our rooftop hot tub. To enhance your time, explore one of our outdoor adventure specials! Each of these indulgences makes it easier to spend your vacation exploring all corners of the Inside Passage.  

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