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Matanuska Glacier, Sutton

#21 of 113 in Nature in Alaska
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Whether you're looking for amazing views or want to venture a walk on the ice, experience the wonders of Alaskan nature at Matanuska Glacier. As the state's largest glacier accessible by land, this destination draws visitors who want to admire the glacial landscape without taking a boat cruise. The road leading up to the glacier offers numerous scenic viewpoints, while the park next to the glacier features a parking area and other facilities. A short hike from the park takes you right onto the glacier's ice. Guided tours provide in-depth knowledge of the area and include all the necessary equipment for exploration. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Matanuska Glacier by using our Sutton visit planning website.
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  • We did the tour today , and thanks to the amazing weather and a truly engaged tour guide, nik, it was a magnificent experience. Again thank Nik as well for the advice on where to eat. It was as you...  more »
  • The Matanuska Glacier was amazing. It was a highlight. It is a privately owned Glacier so it is closed to public use, which is good because a guide helps keep the adventure safe. It was a 2 hour hike....  more »
  • Beautiful! Take a guided tour to see it all. Mica guides are fabulous.
  • August is a great time to visit this glacier because the weather is warm but the glacier is walkable. Bring ice cleats with you.

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