Trekking Matanuska Glacier


Matanuska Glacier Hike

Planning on visiting some of Alaska’s glaciers? The Matanuska Glacier is an easily accessible valley glacier that sits just down the Glenn Highway, west of Anchorage. This glacier provides easy road access and most importantly, professionally guided Matanuska glacier hikes. These guided hikes are an excellent way to experience the different depths and facets of a glaciers.

Local Outfitters

This glacier hike is provided by local outfitters, MICA Guides. They have over 20 years of experience and skills formed with their time exploring the Matanuska. These professional guides will gear you up, teach you how to use it, and show you some of the best features on the front of this 27 mile long glacier.

people looking at ice overhang on Matanuska Glacier

These folks enjoy some photography while observing some ice features on their tour

Have fun and learn a little about glaciology all while you are lead to some of the most breath taking ice features. You can book a full day experience or go with the tried and true half day. That gives you about 3 hours on the ice and 4 hours total with gearing up and transportation.

This trip is a great way to see some of the most spectacular and accessible features on the glacier and get some great pictures while you are at it. The Matanuska is constantly changing, a moving and living art form. This is the chance to have a hands-on and immersive experience on an Alaskan glacier.

Matanuska Glacier Hike with MICA Guides Includes:

  • Gear for trip (crampons and helmets)
  • Professionally guided trip onto Matanuska Glacier (3 hours of ice time)
  • Information on glaciology, geology, and history of the area
  • How to use gear on ice
  • Reaching accessible and spectacular features on the front of the glacier

Looking to customize and organize a Matanuska Glacier Hike? Contact Us or reach us by phone at (907) 302-6059.

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