Please turn into the main driveway where you will see the big sign for MICA Guides off the highway. Check in is located at MICA Guides base area at the blue yurt, which is at the top of the parking lot and across from the espresso stand. Alpenglow is on the property next to MICA Guides. Once you have checked in, it's a short 1 min. drive to the tent where a staff member will show you around and help you get settled in.
MICA Guides address is 31090 W. Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674
Directions to Glacier View at the Matanuska Glacier:
We are located about 2 hours NE of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway.
From Anchorage or Palmer, take the Glenn Hwy (Route 1) towards Glenallen. Be sure to stay on the Glenn Hwy towards Palmer, NOT Wasilla. You must exit the 4-Lane highway to stay on the Glenn.
Directions from Anchorage or Palmer:
Take the Glenn Hwy (Route 1) towards Glenallen.
At the Glenn Highway/Parks Highway junction (mile 35) be sure to exit the 4-lane highway (East) to the right to stay on the Glenn Hwy heading towards Palmer – Do NOT go towards Wasilla.
Continue on the Glenn Hwy through Palmer (mile 42), Sutton (mile 62) and Chickaloon (Mile 76) then keep driving another 20+ miles
Driving times to MICA Guides from:
Anchorage: 2 to 2 1/2 hours
Palmer: 1 1/2 hours
Wasilla: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Talkeetna: 3 to 4 hours
Valdez: 4 to 4 1/2 hours
Glennallen: 2 hours
Denali: 6 – 8 hours (via Wasilla)
Seward: 5 – 6 hours
Fairbanks: 7 – 8 hours (via Tok and Glenallen)
Driving times may vary greatly. The following are approximations. Summer is road construction season! Plan plenty of time to enjoy the drive. If you arrive early, you can enjoy an espresso and scone with a great view at MICA Mocha.