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Matanuska Glacier

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A glacier on which visitors can walk.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“ice climbing” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

Never thought I would be able to say that I got to hike a glacier, but what an incredible experience! The Matanuska Glacier is breathtaking itself and THEN you're on it and the views around it are just as lovely! Slap on a pair of...More

3  Thank lec3734
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Due to snow, our flight over Denali was cancelled-- but luckily, we found out right at the point where we could turn to go to the Matanuska Glacier. We called up and they luckily had a spot on a tour 1.5 hours later (just the...More

4  Thank Clove77
Reviewed October 8, 2015

This place is a great getaway from Anchorage. About a 2.5 hour drive. opportunity to walk on a glacier. $20 per person unless you're an alaska resident then $15.

2  Thank mebmouse
Reviewed September 30, 2015

After leaving the hwy, we drove down a terrible hole-filled road slowly! Next, we were required to park, sign a release, and the bad road owners collected $20 pp to use their road & parking lot. After driving the remaining few miles of more bad...More

1  Thank Holidav
Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is one of, if not the best, glacier experience value in Alaska. It's a $20 per person entry, but then you have independence and as much time as you want. Be careful in your wanderings and maybe consider paying to go with a private...More

Thank Uintasolitude
Reviewed September 27, 2015

It was very interesting to walk out to and on a glacier. Visitors are limited to a short trek onto the glacier unless equipped for their safety.

Thank donalds907
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Take the Glenn Highway towards Glennallen. It is right after the Matanuska park. Private road, poorly maintained. Stop at the shop and pay $20 each. Drive 2 more miles. You might have been able to drive up to it before, but it has receded. There...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed September 22, 2015

It was during a filming we were doing in the area of Anchorage. Locals insist we have to visit! Well the hole area is a life time trip. You feel like nature allows you to see its really beauty on its large! You feel like...More

Thank Ellopia
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We went to the Matanuska Glacier on our first day in Alaska. The drive to get to the glacier from Anchorage area was amazing. When you arrive to the glacier you must pay for entrance. The price is high, they charge $20 a person not...More

Thank Corey F
Reviewed September 15, 2015

You have to pay $20 to access this area by driving through private property. It's worth it! My husband and I signed up for the personal tour at the building where you pay the $20. We paid $100 each, which included the $20 access fee....More

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Response from buckeyenuts1003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Response from Raven M | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just saw your question! Save your money and walk across yourself. My son and I drove to the parking area and walked around the glacier for a few hours. The glacier is quite a long drive though from the main highway... More