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From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

1. From Anchorage: Matanuska Glacier Full-Day Tour

Experience the beauty and awe of the Matanuska Glacier on a full-day trip from Anchorage. Drive the Glenn Highway up the Matanuska Valley along the Matanuska River. The glacier is 100 miles from Anchorage, so there are vast open vistas to enjoy along the way when the weather is clear. Check-in at the Glacier Park office and take advantage of the indoor restrooms before heading up to the trailhead. Drive to the initial view of the breathtaking glacier. Collect your safety equipment - ice spikes/crampons for your shoes year-round plus helmets in the summer. Then head out with an experienced glacier guide. In winter (late November through April) you will load onto sleds and enjoy a slow, safe snow machine ride out to the magnificent blue ice. In summer (May through early November) experience a longer, more strenuous hike. Go home with a suite of epic photos and fantastic memories. This tour is a full eight-plus hours and operates snow or shine. If the weather in Anchorage is poor, the area near the glacier is often better. Other tours may say they'll deliver an experience of a lifetime, but this one truly does.

From Anchorage: Chugach Day Hike and Kink Glacier Tour

2. From Anchorage: Chugach Day Hike and Kink Glacier Tour

Tour Highlights: Overland safari tour to the Knik Glacier Naturalist hiking guide and interpretive program on glaciology, wildlife and cultural resources Moderate hike to the majestic Chugach mountains Morning stop at local favorite bakery for coffee and lunch items (to be purchased by clients) Transportation with complimentary pick up and drop off at Anchorage area lodging Offered daily, please call or message for availability Customizable for groups of 4 or more Are you in the Anchorage area looking for a classic Alaska day tour? Join us! This is a classic that will get you out of the city, hiking in the mountains, learning about glaciers, wildlife and ends with a tour to the Knik Glacier. This is a tour for those who wish to get out and get active. We begin the day with complimentary pick up at your Anchorage area lodging, then we head for the Chugach Mountains where you will hike with your guide. Our day hike is considered moderately challenging and will give you amazing views of the Matanuska and Knik Valleys. Your naturalist guide will provide you with information on history and geology of the Chugach Mountains, wildlife, cultural history of area and will be happy to answer any questions you have on Alaska. After the hike and an introduction to the glaciology of the area, we head across the valley to the massive Knik Glacier where we will meet our glacier guides. Here you will get to rest your legs as you are taken on an overland tour in a 6X6 safari vehicle to the 28 mile long Knik Glacier. Here, you will get sweeping views of the glacier with excellent opportunities for photography and wildlife viewing. We love classic this classic Alaska day tour because it will expose you to what makes Alaska great: mountains, glaciers, wildlife, culture and of course your Alaskan resident guide who will answer all your AK related questions. This tour will be offered daily, please call for availability and booking. Participants will be responsible for providing themselves with “Alaskan” acceptable footwear for hiking on trail up a moderate trail. Participants will also need to bring water bottles and sack lunch. We will make a stop at a local bakery where participants can purchase coffee, breakfast items and lunch items for their day. Your guide will provide you with trail snacks and water refills. This day tour will last approximately 8 hours. This tour can be run as a customized tour for groups with a minimum of 4 and up to 12 people. If you are interested in customizing this day tour itinerary please call us. We are happy to provide special requests and cater the hike to your groups hiking ability.

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4.9 / 5

based on 27 reviews

From the reservation to the final drop off, 907 was first rate. Lori, our driver communicated with us and was punctual for pick-up. The van was comfortable and had 9 passengers. ON our drive to Matanuska Glacier, Lori told us about Anchorage, the history, and the people and lifestyle of the residents. We had a brief rest stop in Palmer with the final stop at the glacier. Once we were given helmets and poles, we were on our way to the most amazing adventure I have experienced. The guide was informative, personable, and helpful when needing assistance to navigate some of the steep, icy trails. Lori also helped to make sure everyone in the group was safe and enjoying themselves. This was a definite unforgetable experience that I would highly recommend for your family. Matanuska glacier is amazing!

An absolute highlight during our five days in Anchorage. With Lori we had a great guide. Very nice and willing to help, lots of information about the country and its people. The glacier tour was awesome. Equipped with spikes and a helmet, we climbed the glacier in a total of three hours. An absolute recommendation!

Tour guides were amazing and had a great depth of knowledge about the glacier and surrounding areas. I felt incredibly safe the whole time!

Lori was so informative and nice! the Glacier itself is breathtaking. we loved everything about this experience.

very knowledgeable guide and clear enthusiasm in sharing ALASKA with us