Matanuska glacier is one of easily accessible glaciers from Glenn Hwy. This view is from our cabin on a hill close to the glacier.
We did a 2-hour guided hike on Matanuska glacier with Matanuska Guided Hike. This glacier is on the way to Seward. Not knowing the weather, we did not book the tickets in advance. Since it turned out to be a sunny day with low winds, we went there in the morning and it was just us! They provide us crampons, helmet and hiking sticks. Surprisingly the glacier walk was not very difficult. We walked on various terrains, around crevasses and ice pools. Please make sure you go with a guide since the ice shifts continuously and you don’t want to get stranded. When you walk on the glacier for an hour, you have ice all around you and it is hard to know how to get back.