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A glacier on which visitors can walk.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I visited here recently while driving through on our way to Seward. When my wife originally recommended that we check it out she wanted to take a guided tour but time didn't allow. We therefore decided to see what we could see...More

10  Thank Legamania
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 April 2014

If I could rate the experience purely on the magnificence of the Matanuska Glacier - strong 5. Unfortunately, our experience began and ended poorly. Just to get within 1 mile of the glacier, you have to pay a hefty $20 per person to cross a...More

23  Thank Bellabluesky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank sekaran n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Chad2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

3  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

1  Thank Christine W
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

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

1  Thank Hollie R
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The walk from the car park can be quite tricky, there are ponds formed by the melting ice, but some boards and walkways have been put in place to make it easier. Guides are available, but not needed if you only want to get close...More

2  Thank Owen K
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful glacier with easy access by private road. $30 fee and you drive a good gravel road to the parking lot with great views of the glacier. Short hike and you are on the glacier, although it is gravel covered and you...More

1  Thank MarshallW53
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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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LuvsSleddogs
22 August 2017|
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Response from buckeyenuts1003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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carmar66
3 April 2017|
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Response from 234ravenm | 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
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GreenMountainHiker
20 March 2017|
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Response from 234ravenm | Reviewed this property |
Just look for a road at the top of the hill and drive down.
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