Day Three: Chickaloon & Matanuska Glacier
CHICKALOON: This morning brings one of the most scenic drives in the state. As you head north to Chickaloon, an overlook stop reveals the Knik Glacier, the Matanuska River and the Chugach Mountains in their full glory. The Matanuska River winds its way north beside us, cutting a cavern of beauty through the Matanuska Valley.
Next, you will have the option of choosing between two types of river rafting activities, scenic glacier float or thrilling white water.
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GLACIER RUN SCENIC FLOAT
LIONS HEAD WHITE WATER RAFT
In the afternoon, it’s off to Sheep Mountain Lodge, for a bite to eat. Sheep Mountain Lodge offers spectacular homemade soups, triple berry pie, and try their glacier cookies drizzled in chocolate syrup!! This area is also a famous viewing area for Dall sheep. So keep your cameras handy.
After a stop for a hearty lunch, discover the true beauty of glaciers up close & personal. Ice cramp-ons and walking sticks are your first step to enjoying your glacier trek adventure. You’ll experience glacier walking or hiking as well as the natural history of the 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, however, the terrain presents shale rocks, muddy silt, slippery ice, and small ice fissures. Intermittently placed picnic benches allow guests to choose their own participation level. Great photo ops from all picnic benches.
WASILLA: After the days fun this evening, a dinner stop is offered in Palmer or you can choose to grab a deli dinner and take it back to your comfy chalet accommodations. Rest up for tomorrow brings another day of high adventure.
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Palmer Wasilla Mat-Valley Area Lodging