Tracy Arm (Twin Sawyer Glaciers), AK

Tucked away in Tongass National Forest about 45 miles south of Juneau, Tracy Arm boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. This 30-mile fjord, formed centuries ago by glacial activity, is flanked by colossal granite cliffs, with snow-capped mountains looming beyond. Boat cruises, Zodiac expeditions and kayaking adventures lead you past cascading waterfalls and a diversity of wildlife, from goats and whales to brown bears and bald eagles. Come springtime, you can spot harbor seals tending to their newborns. At the end of the waterway are the main attractions—the twin Sawyer Glaciers, which calve every hour or so, sending slabs of clear blue ice plummeting into the water below. Witnessing these purges is a memorable experience, one that allows you to see, hear and feel the full force of nature.

Language: English
Currency: US dollar (US$)

Tracy Arm (Twin Sawyer Glaciers), AK Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 29 34 39 47 55 61 64 63 56 47 37 32
Low 18 22 26 32 39 45 48 47 43 37 28 23
Average 24 28 33 40 47 54 56 55 50 42 33 28
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High -2 1 4 8 13 16 18 17 13 8 3 0
Low -8 -6 -3 0 4 7 9 8 6 3 -2 -5
Average -4 -2 1 4 8 12 13 13 10 6 1 -2
Precipitation
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Inches 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 5 7 8 6 5
Centimeters 10 10 8 8 10 8 10 13 18 20 15 13
Precipitation Days
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Days 18 17 18 17 17 15 17 18 20 24 20 21

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