Glenn Highway at Matanuska River - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
At Glenn Highway (I-1) in the area of Anchorage, Alaska overlooking Matanuska River and the glacier in the distance.
Glenn Highway at Matanuska River - FURTHER INFORMATION
Glenn Highway at Matanuska River - Anchorage visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Glenn Highway at Matanuska River' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Alaska.
Glenn Highway is a 135 mile long road in Alaska running north from Anchorage through beautiful, glacial countryside ending up at Eureka and the Gunsight Mountain at Tok Junction. For much of the route, the Glenn Highway follows Matanuska River, formed by meltwater from Matanuska Glacier - the largest glacier in Alaska accessible by road. Along the way the road passes through Eagle River, Chugiak, Ekluta, Palmer, Sutton and Chickaloon.
Matanuska RiverStarting at Matanuska Glacierin the northern Chugach Mountains, Matanuska River flows generally west-southwest through the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley between the Chugach Range and Talkeetna Mountains and terminates at the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet some 25 miles northeast of Anchorage. The river is popular for white water rafting.
ChickaloonChickaloon is a small community of about 200 people. The area is rich in Native culture and history as the Ahtna Athabascan Indians have lived here for many centuries. In 1916, Chickaloon the Matanuska Branch of the Alaska Railroad terminated in Chickaloon and today the area is popular for hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Drive: Glenn Highway (I-1) heads northeast out of Anchorage.