Welcome to Alaska! Meet your leader at 10 am in Anchorage for a welcome meeting before embarking on a scenic drive along the Glenn Highway towards the town of Palmer. This trip is packed, with gorgeous mountain vistas and plenty of time for photo ops. Reach the famed Matanuska Glacier, the largest road-access glacier in Alaska – on its jaw-dropping 27 miles long and 4 miles wide and has some of the most accessible walking areas of any glacier in the state. Don your ice cleats and helmet (included) and begin exploring the glacier on foot with the help of an Alaskan guide and glacier expert.
Marvel at the ice that forms thousand of years ago, high in the Chugach Mountains, hike for about 2 hours, covering 3 miles. Amazingly, every day is unique at Matanuska due to the dynamic nature of the glacier. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local eatery with stunning views of the glacier and surrounding scenery before heading to Palmer for the night.
Please wear sturdy shoes, layered non-cotton clothing, and a light hat and gloves. Sunglasses are a must as well. This trip starts on Day 1 at 10 am in Anchorage and travels to the Matanuska Glacier immediately after the welcome meeting. If you are at risk of being late, please consider arriving a day earlier and staying in Anchorage before your tour begins.
- Matanuska - Glacier guided walking tour