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Matanuska Glacier

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Matanuska Glacier Ice Fall Trek
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Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
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A glacier on which visitors can walk.
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove from Anchorage to the glacier, around 2hours. Nice drive with pretty views. You can choose for a guide ($100.00) and climb the glacier or no guide ($15.00) but than you can't climb and have to stay in front of the glacier. It's worth...More

Thank Dejavucharlie
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were driving from Anchorage to Delta Junction and decided to stop at the Matanuska Glacier State Recreational site. There was a good overview on the displays and a nice distance view of the glacier. We opted not to pay to hike up to the...More

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an unique experience being able to see a glacier as we drove along the highway. Different views from different distances away. Very nice. I wouldn't pay the money to go right up to the glacier when you can see it from so many...More

Thank Keabu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a privately owned attraction. The fee was $30 per person. The 20 minute hike to "the glacier" is mostly dry. The trail is roughly maintained. To actually touch the glacier you would need boots with clampons. Wearing hiking boots we got within 500...More

1  Thank curioustravelor2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked through Mica tours. Our guide Lizzy took just our family on a 3 hour hike on the glacier. I highly recommend using a guide as they provide the gear to ensure a safe hike. She was full of great facts and made the time...More

Thank Selina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the tour is great and our guide did an excellent job. especially in teaching us the basics in ice climbing, thank you. the glacier i find somehow easy, i had expected more difficulty. personally, i find the tour a bit too expensive. nevertheless, it was...More

Thank rasina27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to bypass paying to go out on the glacier as it looked like a lot of mud to trek through before you actually got there. Keep driving up the road to mile marker 105 you'll see an AT&T cellular tower turn on the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did this tour yesterday- what an incredible experience. I had seen photos of this unique and beautiful glacier east of anchorage and then found the perfect tour through Nova. Three hours in crampons and hard hats, walking up and over small ridges of ice. We...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from NY and never having experienced glaciers up close, we were so excited after taking a cruise to see them that we had to take this hike, It came recommended to us by someone and we are so happy we went. You can pay...More

Thank karenolive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get a chance to hike on the glacier but we did visit the state park and had a great time on the hike. The views of the glacier are amazing and the the information boards are very helpful and informative. Worth a drive...More

Thank bobaloo000
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Hi...we are planning our trip to Alaska Aug 2017 and have a quick question about Matanuska Glacier. Of all the forums I have read, guided tours (with MICA, Nova or Matanuska Glacier Adventures) are recommended. Any preference? Can you still get a decent experience on a self-guided tour? Also, if we go for the guided tour it is recommended to book ahead of time (we are still trying to figure out if we can fit it in our schedule). Thanks!!
3 April 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
You have to get a "guide" to walk to the Glacier because all land around the Glacier is private property and the owners charge you $100 per person to "escort" you through their property to the Glacier. It's a rip-off. Much... More