Mendenhall Glacier & Rainforest Gardens
Duration: 4 Hours
Adult $79.00 USD | Child $69.00 USD
Tax is not included in the above prices.
Step easily into nature by combining a visit to Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure and the Mendenhall Glacier. This fully narrated tour begins with a drive past downtown Juneau en route to the Rainforest Gardens. Upon arrival, you are met by a staff member who will escort you through the colorful lower garden that includes amazingly designed landscapes and a cascading stream. Hear about how the local owners came to develop the area and the history behind their notorious upside down trees. Next, join your forest guide aboard a covered shuttle for a mile-long, narrated journey into the heart of the rainforest. 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 walk along the deck to soak in breathtaking views of the Mendenhall Valley, Chilkat Mountains and Gastineau Channel.
Enjoy a brief stop in the greenhouse at the bottom of the mountain before traveling to your next venue….the Mendenhall Glacier – Juneau’s star attraction. This massive river of compressed blue ice is the largest, most rugged glacier accessible by road. Here you'll have an hour to walk along the trails, stop at the photo look out or enjoy the short movie in the visitors center about the glacier. The US Forest Service is available throughout the visitor center complex to answer your questions.
Our meeting place for this tour is at: Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin Street.
In Juneau, Alaska Coach Tours 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.