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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, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did the guided trek in July this summer and had a great time. We had two couples and 3 teenage boys and everyone had a good time. The trekking is not hard and the views are beautiful. Our guide was informative and made sure we were all enjoying ourselves. I do not feel the website is clear about how... More

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Parker, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The night before our Matanuska Glacier hike with Mica Guides it was raining, so we wondered how and if this would even happen. But the morning of our hike was crisp and clear and could not have been better weather-wise. We got to Mica Guides for our three hour glacier hike after staying the night before at nearby Tundra Rose... More

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New York City, New York
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33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I (both in our 60s and reasonably fit) and my 26-yr old daughter went on the 3-hr hike. We were combined with another family of 3 - much younger (maybe late 30s and their under 10 son). We got fitted in the office with crampons and helmets and then drove to the glacier in a van. While... More

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Austin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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