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Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

#22 of 117 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 Alaska visit planning website .
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  • We did the trip through NOVA. It was perfect glacier hike. They geared us up with spikes for shoes and helmets. Drank some glacier water. Lots of fun.  more »
  • Matanuska Glacier is a valley glacier in the US state of Alaska. At 27 miles long by 4 miles wide, it is the largest glacier accessible by car in the United States. The Matanuska Glacier is a large ic...  more »
  • A must visit for sure. Best tasting water ever. It can get windy, but that is expected. The drive and the small cost were definitely worth it.
  • Words cannot describe what a cool place this is. We got the chance to walk on the glacier. It was slippery, but definitely worth it! We also got an airplane tour of the glacier and the Rockies that was beautiful.

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