"Ancient Ice" Yakutat by peach93

Yakutat Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 17 photos

Yakutat, Alaska is located at the northern end of the Alaskan panhandle. The town itself is small and has a large population of Tlingit indians, the area's native people.

Most people who visit Yakutat come to enjoy the area's vast natural resources, from the Gulf of Alaska to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Tongass National Forest. The Yakutat area also has more glaciers than anywhere else in North America. The Hubbard Glacier, its most famous, is 76 miles long, stretching from the Yukon Territory in Canada to the sea in Wrangell-St. Elias' Disenchantment Bay where it stretches nearly 30 stories up into the sky.

Yakutat's Disenchantment Bay is littered with icebergs from the calving Hubbard Glacier. Many of them make resting places for seals.

Yakutat is also home to Mount St. Elias, an 18,000 foot peak that is the region's most recognizable landmark. It rests near the sea at the head of the Malaspina Glacier, the largest piedmont Glacier in North America.

  • Last visit to Yakutat: Aug 2006
  • Intro Written Sep 23, 2006
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