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Glacier Hike
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Ideal for families and beginning hikers, this tour offers amazing views as you explore glacial formations with a knowledgeable guide. Please note that this tour departs from Matanuska Glacier, located approx. 2 hours from Anchorage, AK.
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Use mountaineering crampons to "walk on water" as you explore crevasses, pools, towering ice formations, and hidden lakes on the icy blue glacier. After just a short hike, you can actually stand on an enormous river of ice!

Inclusions :
  • 90-minute glacier hike
  • Use of all hiking equipment: mountaineering crampons, helmet, and trekking pole
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation from MICA Guides base to the glacier
  • Hiking boots available for complimentary loan if needed

1 1/2 hours


Departure time and location:
10 AM and 2 PM; from the MICA Guides Base at Mile 102.5, Glenn Highway (approx. 2 hours northeast of Anchorage)

Return time and location:
11:30 AM and 3:30 PM; to the MICA Guides Base

Participant restrictions:
The minimum participant age for this tour is 6 years. No children or infants in arms or baby backpacks are permitted. You should be physically able to hike at a leisurely pace for 1 1/2 hours. Hiking is on uneven terrain (small ups and downs, not continuous uphill). The hike includes many short breaks to learn about the glacier and take photos.

Reservation confirmation is required. You need to arrange your own transportation from Anchorage; Matanuska Glacier is located approximately 2 hours to the northeast of Anchorage. The entry fee to Glacier Park is not included in the price of this tour and is approximately US$15 per person. You are advised to bring hiking boots, a small backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, and rain gear and to dress in layered clothing. You may dial 511 to find out if there are any road construction delays on the day of your trip. Tour guide gratuity is not included and is at the participant’s discretion.

All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact MICA Guides at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival to schedule your tour date and time. You are required to get yourself to the glacier, located approximately 2 hours to the northeast of Anchorage. Upon arrival at the meeting location, please present your voucher(s) and photo ID. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tour departure time of 10 AM or 2 PM.
Terms and conditions

All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.