Advanced Trek

Adventure Tour
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MICA Guides

Leave the car behind and come explore the spectacular Matanuska Glacier on foot with our professional guides. Whether its our signature Ice Fall Trek, the unique opportunity to soar above blue pools on a Helicopter Adventure, or reaching new heights while Ice Climbing, you’ll be in good hands with the best guided tours in Glacier View, Alaska!

  • 3 - 4 Hours
  • Matanuska Glacier

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

  • A full day on the Matanuska Glacier, including 2-3 hours of demanding moraine hiking and 3-4 hours of stunning white ice exploration (total time on moraine vs. white ice depends on group ability and pace). In total, guests can expect to hike approximately 6 miles on this trip.
  • Guided exploration of exciting glacial features and stunning views in a remote area of the Matanuska Glacier.
  • A faster-paced, smaller group than the Ice Fall Trek [1:4]
  • A closer look at spectacular glacial features including, crevasses, moulins, deep canyons, blue pools, and (potentially) ice caves.
  • **If you are a group of 5 or more, don’t worry! Give us a call/email and we can chat about adding a second guide to a time slot. Must be able to walk at a brisk pace over uneven terrain for this trip. Minimum age: 12 years. *Our Advanced 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.*

What to Bring

  • For the Advanced 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!
  • Long Pants
  • Hiking boots that come over your ankle. If you don’t own a pair, we have some available for your use!

Recommended to Bring

  • 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
  • Liner gloves
  • Tall synthetic or wool socks
  • Extra warm layers
  • Snacks and water or packed lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Things to Consider

Glaciers are dynamic and constantly changing; certain features are not available for the entirety of a summer season. While this trip is your best chance to see an ice cave, please be prepared that this feature may be unavailable at the time of your trip

Ability level of all group members. If you are a party of 2, you will likely be paired with others. The best way to ensure your group has the best day suitable for your objectives and abilities is to book a *Private Tour*. On a custom trip, your guide can tailor the day to what your group wants to see and set an appropriate pace for all group members.

What Not to Bring

  • Bear Spray
  • Fire Arms
  • Alcohol

No experience needed for this trip but you should be able to walk at a brisk pace and be comfortable scrambling over uneven terrain.

This trip does not include vertical ice climbing though you may occasionally scramble up short ice walls. Great photo opportunities and a chance to do a little more without committing to an entire day of ice climbing. Smaller groups [1:4] and a faster pace than our Ice Fall Trek. Total time on ice varies by group, typically back by 5pm.

**If you are a group of 5 or more, don’t worry! Give us a call/email and we can chat about adding a second guide to a time slot.

Must be able to walk at a brisk pace over uneven terrain for this trip. Minimum age: 12 years.

Note: All trip times are approximate and include travel to and from the glacier

*Our Advanced 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.*

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