Glacier hiking is a fun activity for virtually anyone with the proper equipment and an experienced guide. Explore the hidden treasures of the Matanuska glacier on this 7-hour day trip from Anchorage. Use mountaineering crampons to actually "walk on water" as you hike the glacier with a professional guide. See close-up views of the best accessible features of the glacier including crevasses, seracs, unique ice formations as well as the high point with views of a beautiful ice fall. With round trip transportation, proper instructions, and the equipment necessary you will have a fantastic experience on an actual glacier.
You will be picked up from your Anchorage hotel and start the trip to Matanuska Glacier, an extraordinary place to experience beauty and adventure in the wilderness of Alaska. This tour starts in Anchorage with a 2-hr scenic drive along the Matanuska Valley.
With some and instructions and time to get all the necessary gear on, your hike starts at the toe of the terminal moraine and'follows the path of the receding ice up the glacier. Once you arrive at the glacier, your guide will help you put your crampons on and explain how to navigate the glacial landscape. The ice fall trek features close-up views of the best accessible features of the glacier including crevasses, seracs and unique ice formations, as well as a high point with views of the beautiful ice fall. Even if the sky is grey or rainy the power of the glacier is still beautiful and amazing.