Matanuska Glacier Hike From Anchorage

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Departure time is 9 am, hotel pickups will commence beginning at 8 am.
  • Departure Details :
    Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, 515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

For a unique Alaskan adventure, take a guided hike along the ancient Matanuska glacier, the largest glacier in Alaska accessible by car! Explore blue melt-water pools, impressive ice formations and deep crevasses, and learn about this astounding natural wonder from your expert guide. Tucked in the beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley, this breathtaking area is shaped by three mountain ranges the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Chugach Mountains so youll be treated to unforgettable vistas during your moderate 2-hour hike, with all gear and safety equipment included. End with a relaxing Alaskan lunch overlooking the glacier.

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Itinerary
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Drive north to the Matanuska glacier -- a frozen 27 mile long river of ancient ice. Thousands of years old, this massive glacier is tucked up into the head of the Matanuska Valley. You will spend approximately 2 hours trekking with our glacier guide by your side, learning how the Matanuska glacier was born and how it shaped the landscape in the Matanuska Susitna Valley. Explore blue meltwater pools and awesome ice formations.

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Matanuska glacier, Alaska

Your all inclusive tour allows you to warm up with hardy Alaskan fare and hot beverages (provided) during lunch as well as complimentary snacks and water throughout your adventure!

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Long Rifle Lodge

Inclusions

Select hotel pickup and drop-off

Local Certified guide

Lunch

All necessary safety equipment

Entry/Admission - Matanuska Glacier

Entry/Admission - Long Rifle Lodge

Exclusions

Winter clothing and boots (please inquire in advance for assistance)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately - during winter months, you will not be allowed onto the glacier without proper winter clothing (October through April - it will be COLD)

A moderate amount of walking is involved - approximately 2 miles of uneven and slippery terrain. Sturdy footwear is required, and an extra pair of socks is recommended.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Due to safety, the minimum age is 8 EIGHT years old

Level of difficulty is moderate

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Dec-2019

    I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Kristi was awesome sharing a lot of her knowledge of Alaska on the way our to the Glacier. The walk was incredible beautiful. A must do!

  • 26-Aug-2018

    This hike was a fantastic experience for me and my daughter. It was quite a challenge and our guide's experience was a great help for our success. We also visited a native Alaskan exhibit that was well presented and provided us with an educational experience. The video views from the glacier were magnificent so make sure your camera has room for lots of pics. We went to an excellent restaurant after the hike that has a very nice menu. Restaurant offers very nice views. Our guide had excellent knowledge of the history of Alaska and answered all our questions. In short a fantastic tour!!

  • 13-Apr-2018

    Excellent tour. Was happy with everything. Lunch spot was amazing looking over the Glaciers. A must do when visiting Anchorage. Tour Guide was fantastic.

  • 23-Jun-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 02-Oct-2013

    Bus tour guide did not accompany us due to feeling sick. Glacier tour guide went and she mainly spoke Spanish with a spanish couple on our trip and spent most of her time with them. My crampons did not fit correctly and kept twisting causing me to slide and fall. You need appropriately senior guides who respect all individuals and not ones who are too young and act like juveniles. It ruined an obvious beautiful experience. We paid too well for this guide to ruin it for us and it was our last tour of our vacation. . .

  • 10-Aug-2013

    a lot of good information, incredible sights to see!