What’s on your bucket list for an Alaska vacation? Glaciers? Wildlife? Adventure? The great outdoors? Then the Glacier View area of the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage is the spot for you. Make sure and spend a little time in this unique area during your RV trip.
The Glenn Highway is a well maintained roadway that connects downtown Anchorage with farmlands, glaciers, and Alaskan wilderness. Driving the highway will take you past amazing mountain views, waterfalls, and rushing rivers. It’s also the access point to one of the most visited glaciers in the state.
Glacier View is a 30-mile section of the Glenn Highway full of amazing activities. It’s the perfect destination for those looking to experience the “real Alaska” without having to take an expensive flight to a remote location. Whether you’re looking for summer water activities, beautiful fall foliage, or world class snow mobiling, this area is for you.
NOVA River Runners is a great local guide service that offers a couple of different rafting opportunities and Matanuska Glacier tours in Glacier View. This glacier is unique in its accessibility. You can explore the terminus by foot, but having a knowledgeable local guide can get you on the ice with crampons and ropes.
MICA Guides offers some real excitement with their Extreme Zip Adventure. Their options include the longest and fastest ziplines within driving distance of Anchorage. In the two-hour excursion, you’ll get to experience two ziplines and unprecedented views of the area.
If keeping your feet on the ground is more your speed, Glacier View has some great parks and trails suitable for the family. There is the Sheep Mountain Lodge Trail System, Squaw Creek Access Trail, the Chickaloon-Knik-Nelchina Trail System, and many others. Caribou, bear, fish, and other wildlife are abundant in the area. It’s also a prime location for berry picking in the late summer.
When you’re planning your RV adventure in Alaska, don’t leave Glacier View off your list of must-sees. Get a taste of adventure right on the road system and make the most of your time in our great state.