• “Just wanted to say that your service is THE ONLY smart way to see the glacier. Your guide Julie was just the perfect person for our group of diverse ages. We will definitely come back for ice climbing!” – Mike A., Houston, TX

  • “Just wanted to say that your service is THE ONLY smart way to see the glacier. Your guide Julie was just the perfect person for our group of diverse ages. We will definitely come back for ice climbing!” – Mike A., Houston, TX

  • “Just wanted to say that your service is THE ONLY smart way to see the glacier. Your guide Julie was just the perfect person for our group of diverse ages. We will definitely come back for ice climbing!” – Mike A., Houston, TX

  • “Just wanted to say that your service is THE ONLY smart way to see the glacier. Your guide Julie was just the perfect person for our group of diverse ages. We will definitely come back for ice climbing!” – Mike A., Houston, TX

  • The Advanced Trek

  • “Just wanted to say that your service is THE ONLY smart way to see the glacier. Your guide Julie was just the perfect person for our group of diverse ages. We will definitely come back for ice climbing!” – Mike A., Houston, TX

Which Glacier Adventure is right for you and your Group?

Ice Climbing. For the adventurous, you can't beat this trip. While a certain level of fitness and agility is needed, this sport relies as much on technique as strength.

Our climbing trips are rigged as "top rope". This means that if you can't complete a climb, you won't be left behind as everyone returns to their starting point.

The Ice Fall Trek is the most popular and best value for trekking. If you're able to be on your feet and walking at a very moderate pace for 3 hours or so, this is the trip for you.

The Advanced Trek is your opportunity to go further and faster in a smaller group. You'll be in a harness and your Guide will "tie you in" to get up close to crevasses, moulins and other exciting features. This trip involves some scrambling over steep terrain but does not include climbing. More on the Advanced Trek.

Should you Trek or Climb? The Treks and Ice Climbing happen on the same glacier, but not always the same place. You will see many of the great glacier features and be able to get photos on the Ice Climbing trip as you hike to the climbing areas.

Here's a Video to help you decide Which trip is right for you.

All trekking and climbing trips travel on uneven ice and rock terrain with moderate ups and downs. We take a lot of breaks for photos and learning about the glacier.


Alaska Glacier Trekking

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 or Trekking

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

Daily Trip Check In times at:
9:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Glacier Trekking Video

Check out our Adventure Combo Packages.

The Ice Fall Trek or Ice Climbing and the Zipline Adventure for a complete Glacier View experience...at a discount price. Why miss out? You can do all three exciting activities in one day or spend the night in Glacier View. More on Packages.

Ice Fall Trek

Our most popular trip, featuring the best accessible features of the glacier as well as getting up to a high point with great views of the the ice fall. Remember, our Guides are out there everyday and know where to go!

This is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Cost:
Adults: $74
12 and Under $62

Groups of 6 or more: $62 each
Book as 6 ADULTS and enter 6PLUS in the Discount Code

Plus Glacier Access Fee

Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Minimums: Age 8 years.

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Advanced trek

Go further, higher, faster.

Here's your chance to see more of the great features of the Matanuska. You'll wear a harness and your guide will use a rope so that you can safely enjoy some of the most amazing features, up close! Peer into a deep crevasse from the edge, scramble up to a stunning view and more.
You must be able to hike at a brisk pace for this trip.

More on the Advanced Trek.
Cost:
Adults: $99

Plus Glacier Access Fee
2 person minimum.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours.
Minimums: Age 12 years.

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More Details

We Provide: 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. We have boots available for complimentary loan.

We cannot take children in arms or backpacks on any of our trips.

Which trip is right for you?

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Multi-sport Adventures

Exposure Alaska Join our partners at Exposure Alaska and you can combine ice climbing with other great adventures in the Matanuska Valley and beyond.

Raft the exciting Matanuska River, explore the glacier and hike high in the Talkeetna mountains all in just three days. Or plan a week or so and get the most out of your Alaska trip with sea kayaking, backpacking, climbing and more. Our expertise Book Adventurecan help you fit the most adventure possible into your valuable vacation time.