Your moderately strenuous hike and tour starts with a convenient pickup at the Alaska Glacier Lodge. From here it's a scenic 20-minute drive to the Matanuska River. Your journey through the area's glacial history kicks off with a stop at a gravel bar to discuss how glaciers have carved this wide, sweeping river valley.
Striking views of glacial valleys.
The hike starts from a well-maintained trailhead a short drive from the river. The trail ascends about a mile through boreal forest. Along the way, your guide points out glacial features and talks about how the enormous force of ice and gravity even led to the region's identity as an agricultural center for the state. Once at the trail's summit, you'll have time to catch your breath while enjoying views of the Chugach Mountains, Talkeetna Mountains and, weather permitting, the Knik Glacier. These glacial valley views from up high bring the glacier and geology lessons learned to life.
At the summit you'll have a little while for photos and a snack before heading back down the trail. The tour concludes with a drop off back at the Alaska Glacier Lodge.
Hiking location varies based on current conditions and the group. Regardless of location, expect a moderately strenuous hike. This is a small group tour with no more than five guests per guide. Total tour time is 4.5 hours, which includes about an hour roundtrip transfer from the Alaska Glacier Lodge.
Have a rental car? This hiking tour is also offered with a pickup in Palmer.
What to Bring
This adventure departs rain or shine. Be prepared with a backpack, layers, warm socks, full rain gear, hiking shoes, a warm hat, gloves, and a camera.
This is a moderately strenuous hiking excursion. Guests must be able to walk on uneven ground for up to four miles with an average elevation gain of 800 to 1000 feet.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The 4.5-hour Rocks, Rivers, and Glaciers Hike picks up and drops off guests at the Alaska Glacier Lodge.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
Child rate applies to guests 12 and younger. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate.
|5/1/24 (W) to 9/30/24 (M)5/1/24 (W) to 9/30/24 (M)||Adult: $189.00||Child: $169.00|
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 8:15 AM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
|Depart: 2:15 PM||Location: Alaska Glacier Lodge|
- Price $189
- Duration 4.5 Hours
- Departures 8:30 AM, 2:30 PM
- Operating Dates Daily from 5/1/2024 to 9/30/2024
- Activity Level Active
- Trekking poles.
- Water and snacks.
- Hiking guide.
- Small group hiking experience.