How do you get to the Matanuska Glacier Access gate?

How do you get to Matanuska Glacier?

The directions below will show you how to get to the Matanuska Glacier.

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

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

Traveling from West

How do you get to Matanuska Glacier

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

Questions? Please call us at 888.253.4480 or 907.745.2534

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 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!