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Matanuska Glacier, Sutton

#20 of 113 in Nature in Alaska
Must see · 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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  • Fantastic! Never hiked ON a glacier face so this was an incredible experience for my husband and I and our children. It was educational and fun! Definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Must do!  more »
  • Still not sure how we stumbled across this gem. Was looking for the Highway overlook but ended up here, hesitant at first- owner was INCREDIBLY nice and hooked us up. We normally don’t do tours- both....  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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