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Matanuska Glacier
Guided Day Hikes & Ice Climbing

Please note: you will need a car to get here.
Just a few hours from Talkeetna, take a guided hike on of the most beautiful and accessible glacier areas in Alaska, or even learn beginning ice climbing. If you'd like to stay in the area overnight, we will be glad to help with lodging in the Matanuska Glacier area.

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Glacier hiking is for virtually everyone! With proper equipment and an experienced guide, explore the hidden treasures of the Matanuska Glacier.

No experience needed for Glacier Hiking, Trekking or Ice Climbing.

You'll use mountaineering crampons to "walk on water" as you explore the glacier with your guide.

For the extra-adventurous, try a beginner's ice-climbing day trip, with experienced guides teaching you ice-climbing basics. All the gear you need is supplied.

All Glacier tours include: Mountaineering crampons, helmet and trekking pole.

You Bring: Hiking Boots, a day pack, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothing layers and rain gear. Long pants (no shorts) are required. Hiking boots that come up over the ankle are perfect for our treks and hikes. Our crampons can fit sizes from children's size 13 through adult size Men's 14. Boots are available for complimentary loan.

Ice Fall TrekIce Trek Alaska Approx. 3 hours
Daily at: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:30pm
Adults: $74
12 and Under $62
Plus Glacier Access Fee
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Our most popular glacier trip, featuring closeup views of crevasses, seracs and unique ice formations as well as getting up to a high point on the glacier which overlooks the ice fall. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


Advanced Glacier TrekAdvanced Glacier Trek Approx. 4 hours
Daily at: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm

Adults: $99
minimum age is 12
Plus Glacier Access Fee
2 person minimum.

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A step up from the glacier trek, you will hike at a brisk pace and view many amazing glacier features. You will wear a harness so the guide can help you safely view glacier features including peering into a deep crevasse.

Beginning Ice ClimbingMatanuska Glacier Ice Climbing for Beginners Approx. 6 Hrs
Minimum Age 12 yrs
Daily at 9:00am & 10:30am
$130 per person
Plus Glacier Access Fee
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This trip is designed for beginners but we can make the challenge suitable for just about everyone. No experience needed. We start out teaching you the basics on moderate slopes and by the end of the day you'll be scaling vertical walls of ice!

Summertime at the Matanuska Glacier is an excellent time to try the vertical world of ice climbing. Our step by step approach ensures professional instruction in the art and technical aspects of ice climbing. You can get started without any prior climbing or trekking experience.

You begin on moderate ice slopes and later use your skills to explore the glacier and challenge yourself on more vertical walls. Trips will accommodate different skill levels so bring the whole family. You do not need to be a super athlete to enjoy this adventure. We'll teach you the techniques, which are more important than brute strength. If you can climb a ladder, you can ice climb! Tons of fun, fantastic photo opportunities and a great Alaskan adventure.

Enjoy beautiful scenery with explanations from a local naturalist on the Talkeetna Lakes Hike.
Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

Talkeetna Travel · P.O. Box 474 · Talkeetna, Alaska  99676
Phone (907)733-8728  · Email:  talkeetna_alaska@talkeetnatravel.com

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