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Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

#20 of 114 in Nature in Alaska
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 Glacier View visit planning website.
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  • I visited several different glaciers while in Alaska. I would say the foot of this one was the most detailed and interesting of all the ones I saw. Definitely worth the time to swing over and see...  more »
  • I’ve done a couple of other glacier hikes in the past. I went with MICA guides and had a blast! There are a lot of interesting formations. Our guide said the glacier changes shape every day so...  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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