Nestled in the rain-shadow of the towering Chugach Mountains, Glacier View is a scenic 20 mile stretch of community along the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway, featuring the spectacular Matanuska Glacier. Just 100 miles from Anchorage, Glacier View’s drier micro-climate combines Southcentral Alaska’s easy access to adventure and scenery with more sunny days and sparser mosquitoes.
Dominated by the 27-mile long Matanuska Glacier as it rumbles into the crease between the Chugach and the Takleetna Mountains, this region offers activities for the whole family. Walk on a glacier, ride a zipline, raft the raging Matanuska River, view caribou and Dall Sheep, enjoy horseback riding or take advantage of the many outstanding hiking opportunities before ending the day at one of the plentiful campgrounds or lodges. And with Alaska’s most accessible glacier at its heart, the chance for world-class ice climbing year-round lures novice and expert climbers to Glacier View from around the world.