9. Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Southeastern Alaska
The magical Mendenhall glacier is located in the Mendenhall valley in Southeastern Alaska. It is a 12-mile long glacier and a part of federally protected 2353 hectare Mendenhall recreational area. The Western part of the glacier is home to a numerous of breathtaking ice caves, formed from the melting of glacial ice water.
To access the ice caves at the Mendenhall glacier is quite challenging. You need to take a kayaking and ice climbing to reach these glacier caves. But it is worth seeing. These caves overall have transparent roofs and a brilliant blue coloration. They will shine in the sunlight. The condition of these ice caves can’t be guaranteed. It is risky to visit the ice caves in the summer season due to the movement of caves.