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Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage

  • Hiking tour of Matanuska Glacier with round-trip transport from Anchorage
  • Take a guided hike along the ancient Matanuska Glacier, tucked in the picturesque Matanuska-Susitna Valley
  • Explore stunning meltwater pools, towering ice formations and mysterious crevasses
Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
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Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
Embark on a moderate, 2-hour hike in Matanuska-Susitna Valley on this full-day tour from Anchorage. During your trek along Matanuska Glacier, pass dramatic blue meltwater pools and ice formations. Capture incredible views of the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Chugach Mountains, and gain insight into the local geology from a seasoned guide. Finish the hike with a relaxing Alaskan lunch overlooking the glacier. This Matanuska glacier hike comes with gear, safety equipment and hotel transport.
What to Expect
Following morning pickup from your Anchorage hotel, board a comfortable tour vehicle and travel 35 miles (56 km) north to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Watch the scenery stream by out the windows and enjoy refreshments on the ride. 

This valley, carved by glaciers, is the meeting place for 3 mountain ranges: the Chugach Mountains, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range. The valley is home to thousands of rivers and lakes, left behind by the movement of the glacier.

Arrive at your destination, the 27-mile (43-km) Matanuska Glacier, to embark on your 2-hour hike. First, listen to a safety orientation and slip on your provided crampons and helmet and grab a walking stick. This equipment will help you safely explore the deep crevasses, ice formations and bright blue water-melt pools. 

Follow your guide to the glacier's most important landmarks and viewpoints. Chances are you'll enjoy sunny skies due to the weather system created by the glacier. 

Stop for a traditional Alaskan lunch with views overlooking the glacier. 

At the conclusion of your glacial adventure, return to your Anchorage hotel for drop-off.

Please note: From October - April winter clothing is required to take part in this tour. Please arrange appropriate clothing with the local supplier in advance.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2018
Expensive and not what I expected.

I booked this glacier walk/hike excursion and based on what I was told, the description on the site and the photos on the site, it was not at all what I was expecting to get. The glaciers really beautiful, but the wording and photos they...More

1  Thank Matcha11
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
we book 3 tours with them!

We did the one day glacier tour, and we also booked two half-days tours with them to visit around the Anchorage city and the Native Heritage Centre in the morning, and then the Alyaska Mount where we took the cable car, and the Wild Conservation...More

Thank gufoecivetta
Reviewed 9 June 2018
Expensive way to spend your day

We did the one day trip out of Anchorage. It cost us USD $ 500 for two people but it was nothing great. The glacier was 2 hours drive away and nothing much to do there except walk around, take a few photos. The guide...More

1  Thank petertheobald
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Amazing experience hiking the Matanuska glacier

Our tour guide was Chad from Salmon Berry Travel & Tours and he was awesome! He was so involved with our group and made sure we all had a great experience. Hiking on the glacier was an amazing experience. I am not a hiker, but...More

Thank Ellora S
Reviewed 21 May 2018
So much more than a day trip!!

I only had one day to sightsee while traveling here for work, and the Matanuska Glacier tour was definitely the way to spend it! My tour guide John was very knowledgeable and personable. The entire ride there and back, to say nothing of the actual...More

1  Thank Arianna K
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Barbara R
18 May 2018|
Response from Matcha11 |
Very easy!