Alaska 101: Matanuska Glacier Scenic DAYTRIP Drive.
Alaska has total 21 scenic DAYTRIP drive throughout its map and I’ve done 3 of it – Eklutna Lake Scenic Drive, Hatcher Pass andddd…
Matanuska Glacier Scenic Drive.
The drive distance is close to 100km/ 1 hour 20 minutes drive. But since it is so beautiful, I had to stop at almost every view point located along the highway. So, 1 Hour 20 minutes can become 3 hours? The road to Matanuska Glacier is the same road exit to Canada. But the stops that I made along 100km drive during this drive, put Mike in terror of what is going to happen if we make a drive out to Canada. Oh well, you are not going through this kind of scenic drive everyday, do you?
I feel like still photo didn’t do the justice. I’ve attached a couple of video shot at the end of the post too.
This ain’t going to be wordy post, so please enjoy the view.
The day was a little bit cloudy. We kind of picked a wrong day to come up here because the view could be better when it set off against clear blue skies. It was so cloudy, I was showered by snow flakes by the time I got home.
We are planning to come back here in May or June to do the real glacier hiking. Until then, can’t wait until summer to come.