Matanuska Glacier Tours
The Matanuska Glacier is the only glacier in Alaska that you can drive to.
MATANUSKA GLACIER TOUR: Year-round Glacier Hiking & Guided Glacier Tours
Join us for a fun-filled day exploring the Matanuska Glacier. “The largest glacier accessible by car in Alaska”. The scenic two-hour drive northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway makes it an easy day trip from Anchorage. The Matanuska is a beautiful valley glacier 27-miles long and four miles wide descending twelve thousand feet to the terminus. Nestled in the breathtaking Chugach Mountains, our unique location gives us some of the best weather in the state of Alaska.
It is a fifteen to twenty-minute hike to the ice for those who want to explore on their own or a fully guided glacier trek for those interested in learning about glaciology and history. Ice climbing instruction is also available.
MATANUSKA GLACIER ADVENTURES IS LICENSED & INSURED WITH 34 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING!
How to Get to Alaska's Matanuska Glacier
You're about to see some of the best scenery Alaska has to offer, and we look forward to helping you have the best experience possible. Whether you're driving from Anchorage to Matanuska Glacier, or coming from Fairbanks to the North of us, you're likely to have one of the best days of your life. From the scenic drives, surrounding landscape, occasional wildlife sightings, and of course your experience walking on Matanuska Glacier itself, this is going to be a day you'll never forget.
Glacier Tours is located a short hop off the Glenn Highway.
Drive the beautiful Glenn Highway Scenic Byway any time of year!
Glacier Tours is located approximately 2.5 hours north of Anchorage, Alaska.
At Mile 102 of Glenn Highway, turn onto S Glacier Park Rd.
Follow S Glacier Park Rd. for 1 mile.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOW
Though maintained well, roads may be slippery in the winter.
Do NOT park near Glenn Highway and walk down the hill to our location. Drive 1 more mile, cross a small bridge, and then you'll see our lodge where you will check in for your tour or access.
Roads Are Well Maintained All Year RoundClick for Live Road Conditions
66500 S Glacier Park Rd
Sutton, AK 99674 USA
Summer Glacier Tours
You can’t visit Alaska without seeing a glacier close up, or standing on one! Matanuska Glacier Adventures offers daily summer fun on the ice with guided trips by knowledgeable tour guides. They know all the best photo ops! Combine the unparalleled beauty of the blue, glacier ice with the contrast of lush vegetation on the surrounding slopes. Get a breathtaking view of the Matanuska Glacier, Chugach Mountains and Talkeetna Mountains all in one place. These are memories that will last a lifetime.
Are you a Do-It-Yourself type? No problem! We offer glacier access for those who want to take their time, on their own, to explore the Matanuska Glacier in a very personal way.
There’s a maintained trail, with paid access, that leads one-third of a mile to the top of the glacier. At that point the ice is open for exploration. Please exercise every caution, avoid steep slopes or jumping over flowing water. Ice grippers and crampons are useful but not required. If you’d feel more comfortable with a guide, we’re happy to assist you.
Winter Glacier Tours
Baby, it’s cold outside! Yes, and that makes for spectacular glacier viewing. Get your snow gear on and join us for an unforgettable trek out over the Matanuska Glacier. Matanuska Glacier Adventures offers daily winter tours, winter activities and winter glacier access to Alaska’s largest glacier accessible by road. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the glacier, a vast river of ice surrounded by snowy peaks and wilderness.
When you’re not sure what to do on a brisk, winter day, give us a call to plan a winter glacier tour for your family and friends.