Basically a couple miles outside of Valdez there's a flashing yellow light over the highway where you turn on to Airport Rd (left turn if coming from Valdez). And take the road all the way to the end.
Located about 6 miles east of Valdez, Valdez Glacier Lake is a relatively young lake created by the recession of the Valdez Glacier. The glacier extended to the end of the lake up until the 1940's-1950's, but has since receded nearly a mile back. In 2018 the glacier receded roughly 150ft across the face, and in 2019 the glacier has receded approximately 300ft more.
The lake is roughly 640ft deep, after being carved out by Valdez Glacier, is fed by myriad waterfalls and run off along and from Valdez Glacier along with Camica Creek. The average water temperature is usually below the mid 40's.
In winter the lake freezes several feet thick and the lake is used for occasional ice skating when conditions allow (snow free surface), cross-country skiing, snowmachineing/snowmobiling, sledding and winter walks.
Valdez Glacier Lake is dangerous for those not familiar with it. The ice in the lake can be lethal as it shifts. For this reason you will not find companies in Valdez that will rent you a boat.
Prospectors Peak, Abercrombie Mountain, Mount Brookfield, East Peak, Mount Francis, Hogsback, Mount Kate, Mount Logan, Mount Mahlo, Meteorite Mountain, Mummy Mountain, Mount Schrader, Sugarloaf Mountain, Townsend Peak, Valdez Summit, West Peak,
Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Brown Creek, Cameron Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Goat Creek, Horsetail Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,
Area 51 Access Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Hogsback Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,