Departures: Every hour 9am-6pm. Call for details*
All fees & equipment including crampons, helmets, and hiking sticks (if needed). Our crampons fit sizes from youth size 1 through adult men’s size 16.
2 to 3 hours (depending on conditions)
What to Bring:
During Summer months, we suggest you dress in light to medium layers as it can get very warm on the ice, especially during sunny days. We recommend bringing sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, water-resistant hiking shoes or boots, and rain gear (weather on the glacier can change in a matter of minutes, the more prepared you are, the better). A light backpack will be enough to store your rain gear, water bottle, snacks if needed, and sunscreen. Be sure to check the weather before your trek and dress appropriately. Call the office if needed.
Matanuska Glacier Adventures offers guided glacier tours to the terminus of the glacier. Spend the day exploring blue and basal ice, in addition to learning about the history and glaciology of the Matanuska Valley of Southcentral Alaska. Enjoy a hands-on adventure while having a truly Alaskan experience. The recessional moraine leads to the terminus, where you and your guide will venture into a wondrous world of glacial features including moulins, crevasses, open water streams, and conduits. Keep in mind, glaciers are actively moving and nothing stays the same. We cannot promise you will see every single one of these features, but rest assured our guides will take you on an adventure you will never forget.
With 34+ years of operation, and trained glacier guides, please have confidence that we will take great care of your family while you explore this unique landscape. Each guided trip is custom-tailored to the group’s physical abilities and interests. With this in mind, you can expect a one of a kind, truly unique glacier experience.
Just a two-hour drive northeast of Anchorage, along the nationally designated scenic byway of the Glenn Highway, the trip offers breathtaking views of the Chugach and Talkeetna mountain ranges. Read our post on Things To Do Near Anchorage, Alaska, and make it a fun and exciting Alaska day trip for the whole family!
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