During the settling of the Old West, glaciers used their leisurely pace and cool demeanor to cunningly take control over much of Idaho. Face down nature’s bully with today's Groupon: for $69, you get two adult passes for the Ice Fall Trek from MICA Guides in Sutton (a $140 value). Today’s deal does not include the glacier access fee of up to $20 per person. This deal expires in one month, so be sure to use your Groupon quickly.
Experienced glacier conquerors at MICA Guides lead groups of up to eight hikers over and through frosty glacial terrains. On the three-hour Ice Fall Trek, avid ice explorers venture over the Matanuska Glacier, where visions of crevasses, seracs, and Olympic figure-skating teams tantalize eyes and senses with wonderment. Commencing at 9:30 a.m., the jaunt requires a signed waiver and long pants, while eager trekkers can enhance their own hiking boots, sunglasses, and layered clothing with provided helmets, a trekking pole, and crampons for sure footing and traction. After reaching the top altitudinal point of the glacier, experience a scenic and breathtaking icefall landscape view while collecting cubes to feed to your refrigerator.