Day Four: Chickaloon & Matanuska Glacier
Rise & Shine, as the midnight sun never sets! Continental breakfasts will be available at your accommodations as you begin your day.
Today experience spectacular views of Hatcher’s Pass. Here you will share in the flora & fauna of the area. A perfect opportunity to photograph water cascades with a beautiful background story as well as enjoying the opportunity to hike on your own or photograph the alpine flowers and scenic mountain views. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Marmots dot the area and fill it with life, as well as red fox, cross fox and an occasional moose.
Now it’s off to the Sheep Mountain Lodge, for a bite to eat and where views of the Dall sheep are unrivaled. It is wilderness, and the beauty is all encompassing. Binoculars are provided.
MATANUSKA GLACIER: Enjoy the splendor of the “frozen river” as you walk out to a scenic lake hidden under the face of an ice fall. No experience is necessary to join in the fun! Picnic benches along the way provide resting and stopping points for guests who wish to watch from afar. Or ask about our upgrade to a Helicopter Glacier Landing. This is a 45-minute scenic helicopter ride for 3 to a glacier pool on the Matanuska River that is only accessible by air. You have the chance to see wildlife and experience the glacier in a spot few have ever stepped foot on.
This evening, relax and enjoy the leisure ride back to Wasilla to your comfy accommodations. A dinner stop will be provided, at a restaurant of group choice.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Palmer Wasilla Mat-Valley Area Lodging