The pictures don’t do it justice, the sheer enormity of the Mendenhall glacier will take your breath away.
When you first reach the Mendenhall Valley, it is best to head to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center to find out what areas are safe to explore.
The Mendenhall ice caves are one of the coolest things to see in Juneau.
You’ll also definitely want to check out Nugget Falls, which pours down into Mendenhall Lake where you can go skating in the winter months.
How can a rainforest sit within minutes of gargantuan glaciers you might wonder. And it’d be a valid query.
If you want a bit of adventure, you can hike to the top, or you can take the tram up and hike back down.
You can’t visit Juneau without visiting all of the beautiful hiking trails surrounding the city.
If hiking isn’t your thing but you want to go for a walk, the Juneau waterfront is a fantastic stroll.
The best way to experience the Tracy Arm Fjord is on a small boat with a guide.
Near the lodge is a visitors center, exhibits, kayak rentals, and campgrounds.
Until you have seen a glacier from above, there is no way to understand the enormity of their crevasses and peaks.
If you want to try your hand a zip lining, there are zipline adventures offered in Juneau.
One of the most popular adventures in Juneau is to book a dogsledding trip.
Many people will not spot a single bald eagle in their whole life, but if you visit Juneau, chances are you’ll spot quite a few.
Even though we have done a couple of cruises through Alaska, we have gone on a whale watching tour in Juneau two times.