Matanuska Glacier

matGLacierBecome immersed in the great Alaska outdoors at Matanuska Glacier, the largest glacier in the state accessible by car. Twenty-four miles long and four miles wide, the Matanuska Glacier descends 12 thousand feet and is situated within the Chugiak Mountain Range. Photograph the stunning scenery as you walk across a river of ice, constantly transforming and adjusting to the landscape.

Go on your own or schedule a hike with a guide to explore all this glacier has to offer. Crevasses, pools, ice formations, and hidden lakes are all found within the spectacular backdrop of the Chugach Mountains. After just a 15-20 minute hike from your car, find yourself standing on the mighty glacier itself. For more adventure, camping and ice climbing services are available.

Be sure to bring warm clothes and plenty of film to prepare for exposure to the extreme weather conditions of Alaska in some of the most breathtaking surroundings on the planet. Matanuska Glacier is located about an hour outside of Palmer and is a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike.