Mendenhall Ice Caves – the Fragile Alaskan Wonders, USA

Mendenhall Ice Caves – the Fragile Alaskan Wonders, USA

Mendenhall Ice Caves, Juneau, Alaska, USA. The incredibly beautiful ice caves are found under a 19 km (12 mi) long glacier. Found in the Mendenhall Valley, the caves are spacious cavities in the blue ice. The warming climate however threatens to melt the whole glacier. Therefore visit it until it evaporates completely.

The glacier is constantly melting and moving, therefore, changing its face. It also makes it difficult and even dangerous to reach. But once there, it definitely provides one of the most breathtaking sites. The melting ice also creates springs inside the caves, making it more lively and pretty.

Why to go there?

One of the most beautiful ice caves, that is decreasing rapidly.

When to go there?

All year round.

How to get there?

The glacier is found 19 km (12 mi) from Juneau. Take a tour from here. You will have to kayak and climb the glacier.

Read more: Top 10 Ice Caves in the World

Lead photo by Kent Mearig

Mendenhall Ice Caves-Photo by Ryan Long

Photo by Ryan Long

Mendenhall Ice Caves-Photo by Ed Hand

Photo by Ed Hand

Mendenhall Ice Caves-Photo by Jared Carlson

Photo by Jared Carlson

Mendenhall Ice Caves-Photo by Strangecrow

Photo by Strangecrow

Mendenhall Ice Caves-Photo by Ron Gile

Photo by Ron Gile

Mendenhall Ice Caves-Photo by Kathryn B

Photo by Kathryn B

Mendenhall Ice Caves-Photo by Kent Mearig2

Photo by Kent Mearig

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