Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

On The Matanuska Glacier

Glacier Climatology

Matanuska Glacier Over Time

A Natural History During the last glacial maximum, about 22,000 years ago, the Matanuska Glacier reached its peak in size. The terminus once reached the north end of Anchorage. The Knik Glacier met with the Matanuska and formed a lobed shape during this time period. Geological evidence points to these two glaciers retreating in two…