Talkeetna is all that you would expect in a typical Alaskan small town. Tucked into the Mat-Su Valley, this picturesque town with its colorful old buildings gives off an artsy vibe. Nestled at the foothills of majestic Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, it is a convenient base camp for climbing expeditions to major peaks. Log cabins and clapboard storefronts testify to its past as a gold mining center. The small museum in town chronicling the adventures of early climbers is worth a visit. Flightseeing tours offer panoramic views of the mountains and can even include glacier landings. Riverboat and jet boat tours enable you to explore the waterways and navigate deep into the canyons. Fishing and horseback riding are some of the activities that let you soak in the scenic beauty of the region. Sampling the local specialties at cozy cafes and browsing local galleries are excellent ways of unwinding after a busy day of outdoor fun.
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Places: Anchorage (2 days) → Talkeetna (1) → Denali National Park (3) → Fairbanks (2)
Tour Highlights: Nature & Outdoor Excursions, Museums & Alaska Native Heritage Center, Whale Watching, Dog Sledding, Mountain...
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge sits tucked into the spectacular landscape of Denali State Park. Located on the banks of the Chulitna River, this lodge-style establishment offers a comfortable getaway.