Matanuska River Valley

Our destination is the Matanuska Glacier, the largest accessible glacier in Alaska. The glacier winds down from the Chugach Mountains and is four miles wide at the terminus where it forms the Matanuska River. We camp at the base of the glacier for two nights at what many of our clients say is their favorite camping spot! The glacier is within walking distance and local guide services offer ice trekking and ice climbing trips.

This is one of the best places to experience a glacier up close.

These activities can generally be arranged throughout your trip with some of the finest local adventure tour companies in the state. Your guide will make all of the arrangements. Optional activities are merely suggestions and do not include all of the possibilities. All activities may not be available at the time of your tour. Prices listed here are subject to change and do not include local taxes or fees.

If you have any questions about these activities please contact us.

Activies in the area include

Hiking

Dozens of trails are located within the surrounding area offering a variety of skill and fitness levels. Guided glacier hiking and ice climbing are also available on the Matanuska Glacier.

River Rafting

Take a wild ride on the class IV (challenging) Matanuska River.

Horseback Riding

Giddy up into the hills on a guided excursion into the backcountry.


More Information

For more information about any of the adventures listed above and for current day trip prices, call us toll free (800) 320-2494 or contact us.

Did you know?


The Matanuska Glacier is 26 miles long and 4 miles wide at its terminus and is ranked #2 by Alaska Magazine of “the places to visit” in Alaska.

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Since 2001, thousands of happy campers

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Heidi [Alaska Outdoors’ Guide] was a perfect 10. If I need to live in the wild, she is the only thing I need with me.

-Angela NG

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I thought the quality of the meals was amazing considering they were being cooked outdoors. Surpassed my expectations.

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