Activities

Enjoy the Sheep Mountain area – from adventurous whitewater river rafting to self-guided hikes and Dall sheep viewing, there are activities here for everyone:

River Rafting  *  Glacier Hiking  *  Zipline Adventure  *  Flightseeing  *  Wildlife Viewing  *  Photography  *  Hiking  *  Self Driving  * Mountain Biking  *  Berry Picking

River Rafting

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Sheep Mountain Lodge is located near the Matanuska Glacier and the world-famous Lion’s Head river run on the Matanuska River. Make our lodge your home after a thrilling day on the river.  NOVA River Runners has been leading trips down

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Self Guided Hiking Trails and Wild Berry Picking

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There are over 12 miles of trails near the Lodge perfect for exploring.  Birds and wildflowers abound. Maps are provided in each cabin for self-guided hiking.  In the fall (mid-August), wild berries such as blueberries, low bush cranberries, and crowberries

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Glacier Hiking

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Our lodge is located a short 12 miles from access to the Matanuska Glacier. Spend a few hours exploring the glacier on your own or take a guided hike to see the glacier’s wondrous features with expert guides. Vehicle access

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Photography

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Sheep Mountain is a shutterbug’s paradise with breath-taking views of Lion’s Head, the Matanuska River Valley and the lofty, rocky crags of the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountains.  Aurora photography (conditions permitting) is possible in the late fall after August 15.

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Mountain Biking

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Extensive local roads and trails provide a variety of options for mountain biking and hiking through scenic countryside around the lodge.  The Sheep Mountain Trail system behind the Lodge is great for beginners to advanced riders.  Other popular areas to

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Wildlife Viewing

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Sheep Mountain shelters a large population of Dall Sheep which are protected from hunting. In addition to Dall sheep, guests at Sheep Mountain Lodge can often view moose, fox, coyote, bear (rare), lynx and many members of the avian family

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Flightseeing

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Sheep Mountain Lodge is fortunate to have 2 very experienced local bush pilots with air taxi and flightseeing operations nearby.  Meekins Air Service and Blue Ice Aviation both provide FAA part 135 certified air transportation for anything you can imagine.

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Driving Tours

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Get in your car and explore one of the country’s most beautiful drives.  Follow the path carved by ancient glaciers, with the braided Matanuska River for over half its length, this Byway winds through 135 miles of the most impressive

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Guided Hiking

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Inquire about our guided hiking trips when making a reservation. We offer easy walks to challenging hikes. Minimum age is 6, no maximum age. Child rates are $20 off the listed rate. Hikes depart by reservation at 9am. Bring water,

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Contact Sheep Mountain

Now accepting reservations for the 2015 summer season. Lodge restaurant has closed for the 2014 season.
Toll Free: 1-877-645-5121
Local: 907-745-5121
17701 W Glenn Hwy
Glacier View, AK 99674

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Testimonials

This was great!! Sun, good trails – perfect weekend.
GuestAnchorage
Charming, spacious cabins in a wonderful setting above the Matanuska Glacier fields. Definitely a hiker’s paradise.
D.J.Grass Valley, CA
The cabin was amazing. There is no word to describe the view.
Patrick BMichigan
We had the most wonderful time at your lodge, I’ve already recommended it as a getaway to a few couples in town and we want to thank you for a beautiful dinner too.
Kirra, Anchorage, Alaska June 2014
Great service, lovely views.
Eric - Rockford, IL.
This was an unplanned stay and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful … worth making a planned stay!
HeatherEssex
This is a stunning location which the owners obviously take a lot of pride in maintaining beautifully.
WileyCalifornia
“I recommend improving your website to better convey how amazing the lodge is.  Our visit was above and beyond our expectations”
Becky H. Fraser, Michigan
Salmon special was perfect and my husband loved his chicken dish. Alaskan beer – what more do you need?
Heather S.

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