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MICA Guides

31090 West Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
(907) 351-7587
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Alaska glacier tours and ice climbing since 1999. Join us for a unique adventure just two hours from Anchorage. Discover glacier trekking or ice... more » Owner description: Alaska glacier tours and ice climbing since 1999. Join us for a unique adventure just two hours from Anchorage. Discover glacier trekking or ice climbing on the blue ice of the Matanuska Glacier. Adventures for most ages and abilities.Get off the boat or out of the bus and actually walk on a glacier with our professional guides. Over 17,000 guests have enjoyed our glacier trekking and ice climbing. « less
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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Our guide Elle was awesome! She was knowledgeable and kept the trek flexible as per requests from the group. It was an awesome experience to walk on a glacier and we got some great views. The blue color of the glacier was just mesmerizingly beautiful!!

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Marion, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

On our final day in Alaska we booked the 4 hr. Ice Falls Trek. After getting outfitted with our helmets and crampons, we were set to explore the Matanuska Glacier. (They do provide boots if you need them, but we preferred to wear our own hiking boots.) We dressed in several layers expecting it to be quite chilly up on... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We ended up being on a "private" hike as no one else was scheduled. My husband had initially been incredulous that we were paying someone to take us out onto the glacier. By the time we got back, he was raving about the things that we would never have seen on our own. They provide boots and crampons as well... More

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Fremont, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had a day in Anchorage at the end of our trip and were searching for things to do in Anc and found out about this Glacier called Matanuska and also a Ice climbing tour on the glacier which I though was pretty cool and found Mica Guides. The ice climbin was definitely one of the most amazing things of... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This trip was a highlight of our Alaska holiday. Our guide, Reece, was excellent. He did a great job of instructing a group of absolute beginners such that we were all able to climb some walls by the end of the day. He was also very informative about glaciers in general, making it the most informative glacier trip we have... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Mica Guides loans crampons, boots, helmets, and backpacks if you don't have them, included with the cost for the trip. The 3+hr trek is moderately difficult, with ups and downs and a couple stops for a quick rest. The guides are safety-conscious and blaze the trail that avoids any danger. On even an overcast day the tek is great fun,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

At first our group decided to glacier hiking ourselves at Matanuska but at the end we changed our mind to go with MICA. And it was really the right decision. I would definitely recommend them to other people with many reasons. First, obviously you could go further than hike by yourself....they know better where to go and see! Walking yourself,... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would have given this attraction a score of 100 if I could have!! I don't have words to say how amazing this was!!! My husband and I and our two teenage kids went. My son loved it, and my husband did well too. My daughter and I did fewer climbs because we are not as adventurous, and the guides... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My group selected the ice climb and zip line combo. The ice climb was a good tour to book. I am happy we experienced a climb on a glacier. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Alaska. While I was extremely happy with the ice climb, I wasn't so impressed by the zip line. We zip lined off a... More

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AKDon1234, Owner at MICA Guides, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed the ice climbing day with us and I appreciate your comments. I'd just like to take the opportunity to help others understand our zipline(s). The Nitro, off a 3-story tower is as you say just one zip. But it's one big zip over 1500 feet long. The length of zip cable is longer than many... More

Syracuse, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a wonderful day hiking the glacier. Just a note if you take advantage of the extended hour daylight and are staying in the area you may not fid any restaurants open after the late day hike.

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