Directions to the Matanuska Glacier Entrance Gate

Directions to the Matanuska Glacier Entrance Gate

Drive the beautiful scenic byway any time of the year!
Self-guided hikes/access available only in summer.

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.

ADDRESS:

66500 S Glacier Park Rd, Sutton, AK 99674 USA

Roads Are Well Maintained All Year Round

Take Right to Palmer (Highway 1)

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From Anchorage, head north on Glenn Highway. After 30-40 minutes of driving, be sure to stay on Highway 1 to Palmer.

Watch for the Sign, Mile 102

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Coming from the east (from Palmer) watch for the Matanuska Glacier Access sign.

Signage View if Travelling from the West

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If traveling from the west, watch for the sign soon after seeing Matanuska Glacier in the valley to your left.

 

 

Turn onto S Glacier Park Rd

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Follow the Signs

 

Ignore this sign! The road is fine.

 

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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.

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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.

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MATANUSKA GLACIER PARK: Year-round Glacier Hiking and 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 northeast 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.

It is a fifteen to twenty-minute hike to the ice for those who want to explore on their own or a fully guided glacier trek for those interested in learning about glaciology and history. Ice climbing instruction is also available.

MATANUSKA GLACIER ADVENTURES IS LICENSED & INSURED WITH 34 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE OF BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING!

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