We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matanuska Glacier

+1 907-745-2534
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
More Info
and up
Matanuska Glacier Ice Fall Trek from Anchorage
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A glacier on which visitors can walk.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour” (51 reviews)
“ice climbing” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
+1 907-745-2534
Write a ReviewReviews (404)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Julie and (can’t remember his name🙈) took Us on an adventure of a lifetime. We squeezed through glacier ice, snow machined, hiked, and saw a couple moose from afar. Well worth the $100 for 3 hours! Come on, what a deal, you hime a glacier...More

1  Thank Amy J
Reviewed 11 October 2017

After viewing many glaciers in Alaska from afar, it was wonderul to walk around on one. You can drive right up to the gate owner and pay your entry fee and then drive on in to the glacier parking lot. We had a guide, but...More

1  Thank atm2017
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We took a three hour tour. It is well worth it, the highlight of our trip. Long Rifle Cafe has an excellent view ofvthe glacier through their dining room window. It was great being able to drive and walk to and on the glacier. The...More

Thank Wanda L
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Ignore the signs saying not suitable for vehicles it's fine if you want to drive down, we walked since it was a beautiful day. It's open all year round, when you get to the bottom there's a shop where you purchase a ticket, you can...More

Thank 186220Mich1969
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed at the Long Rifle Lodge with views of the Glacier. It is amazing, reseeding like most so get there to see it befor its gone. The highlite by far was walking on the Glacier. You pay the local land owner $30 per person...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We really enjoyed this, where else can walk on a real glacier. Its a quarter mile hike to the glacier and its very slippery on the ice, BRING SPIKES!! if you can. The owners are very nice and we had a very nice conversation about...More

Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The top two things my husband and I had on our Alaska "must do" list were to go on a glacier hike and see a moose. We booked a guided trek via Matanuska Glacier Adventures accessible from S Glacier Park Road at mile 102 on...More

Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We took a guided walking tour to the glacier and it was wonderful. The guide explained us about the glaciers, ensure we put out feet in safe places and was very patient with us while we took photos. Seeing the glacier from far was so...More

Thank TripMember09222015
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Walking a glacier!!! Wow I would have paid a LOT more than $30 to do it! Can't believe somebody had the audacity to complain about the price! It was one of the most amazing experience of my life!! A photo is worth 1000 words!! If...More

1  Thank Peggysue422
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Went to Matanuska Glacier and took a guided tour walking on the glacier. This really made me feel in Alaska! Loved the scenery, the blue ice and the black ice, didn't even know about this one. The cracks and the formations you can see as...More

Thank Mari245
Nearby HotelsSee all 270 hotels in Alaska
Sheep Mountain Lodge
213 reviews
14.08 km away
Pioneer Motel
102 reviews
74.34 km away
Valley Hotel
48 reviews
74.43 km away
Hatcher Pass Lodge
82 reviews
80.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sheep Mountain Lodge
120 reviews
14.03 km away
Eureka Lodge Restaurant
33 reviews
35.44 km away
Grand View Cafe
83 reviews
8.06 km away
Turkey Red
351 reviews
74.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mica Guides
730 reviews
2.45 km away
Matanuska Glacier Adventures
40 reviews
5.82 km away
Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site
18 reviews
4.19 km away
Glacier View Adventures
9 reviews
2.45 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from buckeyenuts1003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
3 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Raven M | Reviewed this property |
So sorry just saw your question! Save your money and walk across yourself. My son and I drove to the parking area and walked around the glacier for a few hours. The glacier is quite a long drive though from the main highway... More