Please exercise caution on Glacier Park Rd.

Expect ice this time of year and slow down! 

Call (907) 745-2534 for current condition or assistance.

Matanuska Glacier Adventures

Access, Hikes, Summer & Winter Tours... all on Alaska's best glacier!

Winter Glacier Tours

Baby, it's cold outside!  Yes, and that makes for spectacular glacier viewing.  Get your snow gear on and join us for an unforgettable trek out over the Matanuska Glacier.  Matanuska Glacier Adventures offers daily winter tours to Alaska's largest glacier accessible by road. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the glacier, a vast river of ice surrounded by snowy peaks and wilderness.

Due to Alaska's winter conditions, we ONLY offer guided tours in the wintertime. Temperatures drop significantly and it is always important to dress appropriately! Please call us if you have any questions regarding this.

Resident rates available with an Alaska drivers license, please call for more information.

Summer Glacier Tours

You can't visit Alaska without seeing a glacier close up, or standing on one! Matanuska Glacier Adventures offers daily summer fun on the ice with guided trips by knowledgeable tour guides. They know all the best photo ops! Combine the unparalleled beauty of the blue, glacier ice with the contrast of lush vegetation on the surrounding slopes. Get a breathtaking view of the Matanuska Glacier, Chugach Mountains and Talkeetna Mountains all in one place. These are memories that will last a lifetime.

Glacier Access

For your safety, glacier access is provided via guided tours ONLY until summer.

Are you a Do-It-Yourself type?  No problem!  In the summer months, we offer glacier access for those who want to take their time, on their own, to explore the Matanuska Glacier in a very personal way.
There's a maintained trail, with paid access,  that leads one-third of a mile to the top of the glacier. At that point the ice is open for exploration. Please exercise every caution, avoid steep slopes or jumping over flowing water. Ice grippers and crampons are useful but not required. If you'd feel more comfortable with a guide, we're happy to assist you.

All levels of ability welcome and accommodated, including those unable to walk.

MATANUSKA GLACIER PARK: Year-round Glacier Hiking, Glacier Climbing & Guided Glacier Tours

Join us for a fun filled day exploring the Matanuska Glacier. "The largest glacier accessible by car in Alaska". The scenic two hour drive north east of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway makes it an easy day trip from Anchorage. The Matanuska is a beautiful valley glacier 27-miles long and four miles wide descending twelve thousand feet to the terminus. Nestled in the breathtaking Chugach Mountains, our unique location gives us some of the best weather in the state of Alaska.


Looking for the road to Matanuska Glacier? Don't be confused!

We're in the process of improving signage on route to the glacier. In the meantime, please ignore any contradictory signs.

Traveling from West

First Sign directing to Matanuska Glacier when traveling from the Anchorage area

Traveling from East

First Sign directing to Matanuska Glacier when traveling from the Valdez, Tok or Glenallen areas


Turn on S Glacier Park Rd

Glacier Park Rd at Mile 102  on Glenn Highway leads to Matanuska Glacier


Follow Glacier Park Rd

Follow the blue sign to Matanuska Glacier for an incredible Alaska glacier tour or self-guided glacier hike.

Follow the BLUE

At exactly Mile-102 on Glenn Highway, look for the BLUE sign, located 150ft from the shoulder, just past Wickersham Trading Post if coming from Anchorage or Palmer.
Alaska's Matanuska Glacier Access

Ignore the BROWN

Please ignore the BROWN sign. It applies to an adjacent property. Proceed to our office and the Glacier Access gate. We'll have you on your way to touring or self-exploring Matanuska Glacier in no time.
Please ignore the brown sign and proceed to Matanuska Glacier

Please exercise caution on Glacier Park Rd.

Expect ice this time of year.

Call (907) 745-2534 for current conditions or assistance.

Questions? Please call us at 888.253.4480 or 907.745.2534

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  • October 13, 2017
    Kristi Olzeske
    We had a marvelous tour with our guide Sage today. We enjoyed every minute on the ice. One of the best experiences we had during our Alaskan vacation.
  • July 21, 2017
    Sarah H
    Came to explore the glacier and got exactly what we were looking for with no time limit! Super "cool"!
  • July 8, 2017
    Aaron j
    We tried to camp and hike the next day. 2 people and a baby. They wanted 100$. I am not lying. Go to portage valley and visit the glaciers there. This place forgot the face of their father. It's insulting
  • May 24, 2017
    Katie T
    The guided tour with Matanuska Glacier Adventures was a blast! I can't wait to bring my parents to it when they visit Alaska.
  • May 24, 2017
    Justin, M
    I've been to Matanuska Glacier almost every summer since moving to Alaska. I ALWAYS take my family and friends when visiting, and honestly, they always say it was one of their favorite aspects of the trip. I think they get the feeling they did something truly wild and adventurous in Alaska, just like they see on TV. Plus, everyone always leaves with spectacular photos.
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