Directions to Matanuska Glacier
Drive the beautiful scenic byway any time of the year!
Our tour location is approximately 2.5 hours north of Anchorage.
Off of Mile 102 on the Glenn Highway (hwy 1
Drive down Glacier Park Rd. for 1 Mile
DRIVE SLOW, though maintained well, roads will still be slippery in the winter time.
Do NOT walk down the hill. You need to drive down 1 more mile, you will cross a bridge and see our lodge where you will check in.
Roads Are Well Maintained All Year Round
Take Right to Palmer (Highway 1)
Drive through Sutton
Once in Glacier View, continue past zipline
Turn onto Glacier Park Rd.
Follow the Signs
Family Feud, Road is Fine
Questions? Please call us at 907.745.2534
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.
Are you a Do-It-Yourself type? No problem! 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 overflowing 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.
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, winter activities and winter glacier access 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.
When you're not sure what to do on a brisk, winter day, give us a call to plan a winter glacier tour for your family and friends.