Posted February 3rd, 2013, 04:41 PM
If you are using the city bus system to go to the Glacier, it doesn't stop at the Visitor Center. My understanding is that it is a bit of a walk and some is uphill. Here's some additional info too:
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor's Center:
Posted by Mendenhall Ranger:
(and 2nd part a bit further down in the posts) ... both copied below for reference
There is no taxi stand at Mendenhall Glacier (not enough parking places for them to wait) but the ranger staff is happy to help arrange for a taxi to pick up visitors. The phone numbers of all taxicab companies with MGVC permits are posted on the Kiosk, and we can provide a landline if you don't have a mobile phone handy.
The visitor center closes at 7:30 p.m. daily - and yes, you can call the cab dispatchers and schedule a pickup for any later time in the evening. The recreation area grounds are open until midnight.
There are six or seven different taxi companies that hold permits to operate to MGVC. As a government employee, I'm afraid I can't recommend any particular company over any other.
NOTE: Mendenhal Glacier is 13 miles from town.
Here's info on one of the bus lines that goes to the Glacier:
Alaska/Glacier Bay - Grand Princess Review
(note: photos no longer show because of website being gone --- lots of good information though about our trip and the Grand Princess)
Grand Princess 05/2013 to Alaska/Glacier Bay
RCCL Mariner OTS 4/2009 to Mexican Riviera
Carnival Spirit 11/2007 Acapulco
Carnival Spirit 4/2007 Mexican Riviera (Cabo/LaPaz)
Dawn Princess 9/2006 (Alaska)
Carnival Spirit 1/2006 (Acapulco)
RCCL Viking Serenade 4/1999 Ensenada
Carnival Elation 4/1998 Mexican Riviera (Puerta Vallerta)
RCCL Viking Serenade (11/1995) Ensenada
NCL Southward (1994) Ensenada
Pacific Princess (9/1986) Alaska