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Mat-Su

Hike Reed Lakes, Palmer

What: An amazing hike in Hatcher Pass in the Mat-Su area visiting two beautiful glacially fed lakes. At 8.7 miles with 2200 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. Depending on snow fall, the trail may not be clear until July….

Fly-in to a Denali Glacier, Talkeetna

What: An expensive but bucket list worthy experience – flying into Denali National Park and landing on Ruth Glacier right next to Denali mountain. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between June and September. How to get there: There are a few different places to take this tour from, but the most…

Hike to Snowbird Hut, Palmer

What: An incredible hike leading up different valleys, over a mountain pass, across a glacier, to a maintained wilderness hut. Roughly 12 miles, 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: The snowbird hut can be accessed year round, but is best accessed during the summer if you don’t have significant back…

Bike Knik Glacier, Palmer

What: An incredible winter fatbike ride to an active glacier lake located in the Mat-su area. It is a 20+ mile ride including a river crossing and is definitely rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak snow months between January and April. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/1gJmQnC9HkH5Gjgv7 Tips: You’ll definitely want…

Hike Lion’s Head, Glacier View

What: Stunning hike near Matanuska Glacier offering view of the glacier and surrounding mountains. Roughly 3 miles with 1000 ft of elevation gain rated as moderate. When to go: Ideally done in peak summer months between May and October. Total hike should take around 1.5 to 2 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Q9WwhJVyg4mBnTr87Alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/lions-head-trail…

Tour the Matanuska Glacier, Palmer

What: One of the largest accessible glaciers in the state located near the town of Glacier View. When to go: Worth checking out in both summer and winter time for totally different experiences. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/N4DJkZ4yt4paFXx69 Tips: You can either book a trip with a guide company, or book a trip with the…

Tour the Knik Glacier, Palmer

What: An amazing tour in the Mat-Su area that takes you up close to the Knik Glacier. The tour first starts off with you sitting in an offroad truck that traverse tough terrain and cross rivers. You’ll then jump into a jetboat and head up the river to the glacier. You can explore the glacial…

Hike April Bowl, Palmer

What: A short hike at Hatcher Pass offering incredible views of mountain ranges far beyond the area. 2.2 miles with 850 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months once the Hatcher Pass gate is open between July and September. Total hike should take 1 to 2…

Hike Lazy Mountain, Palmer

What: A great leg burner hike near Palmer offering great views of the peaks and valleys around. 5.6 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take 4 to 5 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/62q7U7gpAQbXLjSH9Alltrails link:…

Hike Blueberry Knoll, Palmer

What: A beautiful hike starting at Government Peak reaching an overlook that provides expansive views of the surrounding valleys. 4 miles with 1500 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Can be accessed year round, but best to go during the summer time to allow for climbing up some steep parts. Total…