Day Three: Chickaloon & Mat-Su Glacier
MAT-SU GLACIER: This morning, begin your day with a restful continental breakfast. Next, join your travel companions on one of the most scenic drives in the state. As we head north to Chickaloon, the Knik Glacier reveals its full glory. The Matanuska River winds its way north beside us, cutting a cavern of beauty through the Matanuska Valley. A scenic view stop will take your breath away! Upon arriving at the Matanuska Susitna Glacier, you will stop for Dall sheep viewing in the area. Provided are binoculars as well as a high-powered spotting scope to ensure great views of the large curled sheep.
Afternoon brings a lunch stop at either the Long Rifle Lodge or Sheep Mountain Lodge, for a bite to eat, where views of the Matanuska Glacier are unrivaled. It is wilderness and the beauty is all encompassing. This afternoon, step back in time to the glacial age, as you walk onto the Matanuska Glacier. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the diamond-like sparkles of the deep blue ice crevasses. No experience is necessary, as we provide ice cramp-on for your shoes and you can go as far as you are comfortable.
For guests who would like an even more invigorating activity, you can upgrade to a whitewater raft trip down the Matanuska River past Lion’s Head canyon. This tour is available for a $90 pp upgrade.
This evening, after a dinner stop, return to your chalets for a restful night and a new adventure in the morning! (B)
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Palmer Wasilla Mat-Valley Lodging