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To Talkeetna

Accessible from Anchorage by rail, motorcoach, or auto, Talkeetna is the starting point for Mt. McKinley climbing expeditions and spectacular flightseeing tours over Denali National Park. This small town has many buildings on the National Historic Register, a variety of shops and galleries. With genuine friendliness and hospitality to make you feel right at home, you can be as active or relaxed as you desire in Talkeetna.

Talkeetna Highlights

Explore South Denali from the historic town of Talkeetna, home to just over 300 annual residents. From Talkeetna you can explore wilderness trails, soar over mountain peaks, or tour the rivers and catch some Alaska salmon. An exciting array of activities awaits you in Talkeetna.

Talkeetna's Best


  • Take a scenic flight over Denali National Park and visit the untamed mountains of the Alaska Range. Land and step out onto the wondrous Ruth Glacier.

Jet Boat Tours

  • Enjoy a pleasant jet boat tour.Take in views of Denali and look for wildlife on the Chulitna, Susitna, and Talkeetna rivers. Learn of the native heritage and cultural history of the area.


  • Grab a GPS at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge tour desk and set off on your own geocaching adventure along beautiful forest trails.

Other Talkeetna Attractions

Backcountry ATV Adventures

Sled Dog Demonstration

River Rafting

  • Navigate glacial fed rivers on a Talkeetna float trip Relax as you drift through scenic Alaskan countryside. Explore the banks of the river and spot the wildlife that frequent there.

Flagstop Rail / River Float Trip

  • Ride the scenic Hurricane Turn to Chase and from there enjoy a river float trip back to Talkeetna. Explore islands and navigate glacial fed rivers.

Talkeetna Lakes Hike

  • Take a beautiful hike through Talkeetna's picturesque forest and along a beautiful lake for great views of Mt. McKinley and a chance to spot some wildlife.

Talkeetna Shopping

Handcrafted Gifts

  • The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge features fine gifts and works of art by Alaska Natives from all over the state.

Talkeetna Culture and Heritage

Talkeetna Historical Society

  • This museum shares much about Talkeetna. A 3D display of the Alaska Range, photos and exhibits tell of the town's bush flying and mountaineering heritage.

Talkeetna on a Shoestring

Historic Talkeetna Self-Guided Tour

  • Explore Talkeetna's history and culture on foot. Historic walking tour maps are available at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. Visit shops where local artists display photography, quilts, and bead work.

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Mt. McKinley flightseeing, Talkeetna Alaska

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“The jetboat tour was fabulous!” D. Cooper, Clarks Summit, PA