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Matanuska Glacier

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Matanuska Glacier

489 Reviews
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Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This small-group tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide.
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Rachit wrote a review Nov 25
Roselle Park, New Jersey18 contributions3 helpful votes
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#salmonberrytours Our tour guide Christie was amazing. Driving the van like a snow-machine, good knowledge about in glacier behavior and a pro at guest management. Thanks to Christie and Salmon Berry Tours.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Brian D wrote a review Oct 2020
Denver, Colorado1,279 contributions114 helpful votes
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A must-see attraction. The Matanuska Glacier is completely accessible - right up to the face of the glacier - for only $30pp. I could upload about 100 amazing pictures for this hike, but limited to 8, so I tried to pick the best. First, the entire area around this glacier is beautiful, not just the glacier. The scenery is amazing and the leaves were changing colors to add even more amazing views. The glacier appears to be far in the distance as you begin the hike from the parking lot. The hike is so enjoyable, you don't really notice how quickly you are approaching the glacier. The hike starts on silt and ice, but as you get closer, the terrain turns to pure ice. The glacier begins to rise and you climb up to the face of the glacier. A "path" is marked by orange cones to try and give you guidance on how to effectively reach the glacial face. I recommend using hiking poles if you have them. There are some icy streams that you have to navigate over or around and the poles will help you determine the depth at some areas. There are "holes" that have melted at spots in the glacier and they are surprisingly deep. Once you get to the main portion of the glacier, it will take your breath away. Well worth the short, slippery hike to the top. I recommend the self-guided tour, but for more $$ you can opt for a guided tour. The guided tour goes behind the glacier and comes back around to the face of the glacier. There is a silt covered portion of the glacier behind the face, and the guided tour takes you through that "path". I would definitely love to return to this glacier again on my next trip to Alaska. At the entrance to the park, the visitor center offers a nice selection of souvenirs, including some great t-shirts. Buy those after your hike so that you don't have to carry your souvenirs with you while navigating the slippery trek. The staff was super friendly and they are enthusiastic about their glacier.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cindyhideaway wrote a review Sep 2020
Edgewater, Florida97 contributions23 helpful votes
This is a private Glacier very cool experience. There are two types of tours the do it yourself for $30 and guided $100 For the self guided tour you really need the chains for your shoes if not you will be sliding a lot once you make it out. Be sure to wear some type of water safe shoes as it is very wet going out and of course on the ice. This trip was well worth the $30
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Date of experience: September 2020
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OndatRun wrote a review Sep 2020
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The glacier was very pretty on a sunny day. The self-guided tour was good enough, although it is pretty minimal compared to the guided tour ($30 per person vs. $100 per person) The store where you book has a lot of signs about COVID-19, but they don't follow their own rules. The sign says only 1 party inside at a time, but the old lady asked me to come in even though there was another party inside. No one working there and no customers inside wore masks.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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WonderingWanderer19 wrote a review Aug 2020
Phenix City, Alabama66 contributions8 helpful votes
We did the guided hike with Kelly and this was truly the highlight our of trip. We were out for about 3 hours.She was extremely conscious of our abilities and what we might be up for which was pretty much anything she thought would be cool! She was very knowledgeable, safe and great company. This was truly a unique experience!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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