Matanuska Glacier Access

Matanuska glacier is near Anchorage. It's just a short 2-hour drive north.

The Matanuska Glacier is located in the Matanuska Valley and is the only glacier you can drive up to on your own.

It’s hard to beat the majestic Matanuska for highway-accessible glacier views. The glacier is just off the Glenn Highway. A vast overlook is available to pull off the highway, park and enjoy the view. Want to stretch your legs? Take a short, one-mile walk through a forest of aspens to explore the natural phenomenon the glacier has to offer and see a whole new perspective of the glacier, the Chugach Mountains, and the Matanuska River below it.

Book a tour with Matanuska Glacier Adventures and you will enjoy the glacier up close and personal with a professional tour guide. A chance to walk across an Alaska glacier is a real Alaska adventure you don’t want to pass up.

During the summer months, you can drive down to the glacier and explore it on your own. All of this is just a short 2-hour drive north of Anchorage.

Explore the Matanuska Glacier Today!

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.

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

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 you onto glacier. Please exercise every caution, avoid steep slopes or jumping over flowing water and crevasses. Ice grippers and crampons are useful but not required. If you'd feel more comfortable with a guide, we're happy to assist you.

In WINTER 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 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.


Learn more about Matanuska Glacier and Glacier tours near Anchorage.

Questions? Please call us at 907.745.2534 or text 907.232.9046