A showcase of coastal Alaska's majesty, the Glacier Discovery presents wonderful scenes of Chugach State Park, the Turnagain Arm, and endless mountains and glaciers. The train follows a round-trip route between Anchorage and Grandview, departing in the morning and returning in the evening. As one of the Alaska Railroad's seasonal trains, the Glacier Discovery makes its passage only during the summer months - embarking on its first run of the season in May and concluding in September. Though similar to the itinerary of the Coastal Classic train, this train makes more stops along the way.
Anchorage is the beginning depot for this journey, and from here, the train follows a 50-mile stretch of track along the Turnagain Arm. Stunning mountain ranges frame the blue water, and eagles can be seen soaring overhead.
For the course of the journey, travelers are delighted by the views presented in Adventure Class. This service class offers comfortable seating in train cars lined with large, panoramic windows. Guests are welcome to roam between train cars for the course of the journey and purchase à la carte food and refreshments during their ride in the onboard Wilderness Cafe. Baggage service is available in Anchorage, and the train cars are wheelchair accessible. With departures daily during the summer season, seeing Alaska's impressive landscapes and wildlife has never been easier.