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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 Castner Glacier, Paxson

What: One of the most stunning places you will ever see (assuming the glacier opening is still accessible) located off the Dalton highway. Roughly a 4 mile hike rated as Medium to Hard. When to go: Accessed in the winter months when you can actually climb inside the glacier cave. Should take roughly 2 to…

Hike Slaughter Gulch, Cooper Landing

What: A straight up hike with incredible rewarding views of the Kenai Lake and River located in Cooper Landing. 5 miles with 2400 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 4 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6aeoURjKMw59LPHR7Alltrails…

Hike Mt. Gordon Lyons, Anchorage

What: A great hike with insane view payoffs located near Anchorage. 3.5 miles with 1400 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Can be hiked in the winter too, but need to stay clear of the skiers at the Arctic Valley resort….

Hike Thorofare Ridge, Healy

What: An amazing ridge hike located near the Eilson visitor center on the Denali National Park road. 3 miles with 1000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed during the peak summer months while the road is open between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/sUrimy88et1aSUuK9Unless you have won…

Hike Harp Mountain, Eagle River

What: An Eagle River area hike to the top of Harp Mountain with stunning views for hundreds of miles at the top. Roughly 4 miles with 2500 ft of elevation gain, rated as difficult. When: Ideally done in the peak summer months between May and October. Can be done in the winter months as well…

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…

Bike Portage Glacier, Portage

What: An amazing experience biking/hiking to the face of the Portage glacier while the lake is frozen in the winter. When to go: Can be accessed during the winter freeze months between Jan and April. The condition of the lake, both in terms of how frozen it is and how much snow there is, can…

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…