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A glacier on which visitors can walk.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience. Cold, fresh, crispy and breathtaking, beautiful hike and the colors I have never seen before . I honestly didn’t know that many shades of ice blue existed !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joanna P
Reviewed 22 November 2018

What an amazing experience. Hiking the glacier was all I expected and more. The sheer beauty and majesty of the glacier and its surroundings was incredible. I would highly recommend hiking the Matanuska Glacier.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Boreas414
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful glacier easily approachable.Exciting experience of walking on a glacier which is not very difficult even for children and seniors.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sekaran n
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This Glacier is massive and beautiful and the best part is that you're free to explore it up close and personal as much as you want. While we saw many glaciers in Alaska, this was my favorite because of those factors. Now about the cost....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chad2014
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is quite the drive to get to. About 2 hours from Anchorage and the last part is on a single lane dirt road. Once you get to the bottom it is a $30 charge per person to access the glacier or $100 per person...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 8 October 2018

One of the things I wanted to do when going to Alaska was walk on a glacier. My prior time I had been on a cruise ship but this time with a couple of extra days in Anchorage I decided to book a day trip....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

A 1.5 miles down a dirt road takes you to the access site. Here you are expected to pay $30 pp just in order to get closer to the glacier. The fee covers a self guided tour (you walk on your own). The other option...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank SaraN2334
Reviewed 10 September 2018

First, let me say that this is a MUST DO if you are near A nchorage and have a day to spare. The glacier is amazing and I'm sad to say I'm not sure how much longer it will be around. Do it while it's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank M7201UJchristinew
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

On our way from Anchorage to Delta Junction, we stopped here. We paid $30.00/person for unguided Glacier access. The glacier is not far from entrance. It is easy to park and view is good even from parking lot. There are cones to guide walking path....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank feil675
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The awesomeness of this glacier is indescribable (and your experience will vary based on lighting, weather, etc, but....it'll be spectacular either way). We took a guided tour and had a fabulous experience. You CAN walk/hike it on your own (with admission to the park) but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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555BK
4 December 2018|
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Response from M7201UJchristinew | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, Matanuska is the only one you can really walk on in that area. It's pretty easy to access, unfortunately it is the opposite direction of Denali. It's about 2 hours from Anchorage going west. But it is so... More
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Gokul K
25 June 2018|
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Response from chipadvisor99 | Reviewed this property |
We used Nova Adventures to do this hike. Had a family of 4 with teenagers. Highly recommend.
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