You enter the Sheldon Amphitheatre, named after a bush pilot who built a viewing hut here on the glacier before it became a national park. You can stay here for $100 a night. It has a wood stove and bunks 6. If you opt for a glacier landing, this is where you’ll likely land. You’ll step out of the plane and onto an ice sheet nearly a mile thick. The scale of the Amphitheatre is hard to fathom. You’ll feel like you can reach and out touch the “nearby” peaks…until your pilot tells you they are in some cases ten miles away. Don’t forget to take some pictures, have a snowball fight, make snow angels…do whatever you want…you don’t get many chances in life to travel back into the last Ice Age!

Getting There

Latitude: 62.987675
Longitude: -150.782776
Driving Directions