Knik Glacier (Winter)
Welcome to the breathtaking Knik River Valley, where the best-kept secret of Alaska resides - Knik Glacier! As you journey away from the road, you'll be surrounded by snowcapped mountains that offer stunning views. As you approach, a gray striation in the distance gradually transforms into the magnificent Knik Glacier, featuring breathtaking blue hues.
Knik Glacier is a popular destination for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and photographers. Visitors can explore the surrounding area, including the tunnels and caves, which change their shape as the weather alters the landscape daily. Although even experienced cyclists can find riding alone daunting, first-time visitors are advised to bring a companion for a safe and enjoyable trip.
When you reach Knik Glacier, free parking is available, and donations are welcomed. Knik Glacier Tours are proud to provide visitors with trail access, secure parking, and an outhouse on our private land.
Fat tire biking is one of the best ways to experience Knik Glacier's natural wonder. During the winter months from late November to March, the Knik River freezes over, making it easier to reach the glacier. February is the most popular month for Knik Glacier adventures, with an increase in texts and Facebook alerts.
The Knik Glacier trail is eight miles each way, and biking around the lake can make it up to 25 miles round trip. While riding around the face of the glacier can be dangerous, you can experience a constantly changing landscape, providing an unparalleled experience.
At Alaska Bicycle Center, we offer Fat Tire Bicycle rentals starting at just $60 per day. Our bicycles have wide studded tires that ensure a safe and comfortable journey to the Glacier, no matter your level of experience. We take great pride in providing high-quality bikes that are well-maintained and can handle any terrain.
Booking your rental is easy on our website, or you can contact us today to set up your Fat Tire Bicycle rental. We're committed to providing you with a memorable Knik Glacier adventure. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture every moment of your journey!