Use our mountaineering crampons to literally “walk on water” as you hike the glacier with a professional guide.
Our most popular tour, visiting the best accessible features of the front glacier and great views of the icefall. Remember, our Guides are out there every day and know where to go!
Glacier trekking (hiking) is for virtually everyone! With proper equipment and an experienced guide, explore the hidden treasures of the Matanuska Glacier.
What to Expect:
4 hours in total with an average of 3 hours on the Matanuska Glacier
Guide narration of exciting glacial features and stunning views from a high point in the ice fall
Instruction on proper crampon walking techniques (crampons and helmets provided by MICA Guides)
What to Bring:
For the Ice Fall Trek we require you to have:
A backpack with room for gear. If you don’t have one, we have some available for you to use!
Hiking boots that come over the ankle. If you don’t own a pair, we have some available for you to use!
Our recommendations on clothing and gear:
Quick dry clothing (not cotton/jeans). Usually a good pair of hiking pants works great. Ski pants and jackets are not necessary
Rain gear, even if it isn’t raining
Tall synthetic or wool socks
Extra warm layers
Snacks and water or packed lunch
What NOTto bring:
“I’ve seen several glaciers from trains, buses and boats; but nothing compares to actually standing on one!”– SKIP C., NEW YORK, NY
“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
Book now and you’ll receive valuable promotional codes for the following:
Save 35% on the Extreme Zip Adventure, featuring the fastest zipline in Alaska, the G2.
Save 15% on Luxury Camping, or “glamping,” right at our Base Camp overlooking the glacier.
No experience needed. Minimum age: 8 years.
Private Treks: For mixed generational families and families with kids 6+, consider a Private Trek !)
*Our Ice Fall Trek fee does not include the Glacier Park Access Fee, which must be paid upon Check In at the MICA Base. The current fee is $25 per person but is subject to change; we have no control over this access fee.*
Why explore the Matanuska Glacier with us? Our Guides are out on the glacier every day, often on their days off! We know the best features and how to get you there while managing the risks of hiking on a glacier. If you have training, glacier travel experience and the proper equipment to explore on your own then go for it! Otherwise, go with a professional guide and get the most out of your Matanuska Glacier experience.
Guided adventures on the Matanuska Glacier since 1999. Go with the Pros!