Child’s Glacier Calving into the Copper River
Rafting down the mighty Copper River towards Cordova, Alaska adventurers float past the towering face of the Child’s Glacier. At 300 feet tall, the Child’s Glacier flows into the river channel, shedding enormous chunks of ice as it is undercut by the river’s current.
Several years ago, a key bridge was destroyed by the river, cutting off vehicle access to the Child’s Glacier. Fortunately, rafting the Copper River (on either our Copper River or Source to Sea expeditions) is still a great way to view this magnificent glacier! We pull our rafts out on the opposite shore and enjoy a riverside lunch while watching the glacier for calving ice. To see the “ice show” at its best, check out this amazing video of enormous icebergs calving into the river!