View the Great One

Enjoy panoramic views of the Alaska Range including the 20,310-foot Denali from this historic village which serves as base camp for mountaineers. Talkeetna is located at the confluence of the Susitna, Chulitna, and Talkeetna Rivers, providing many opportunities for fishing, jet boating, kayaking, and rafting.

  • Points of Interest

    • Byers Lake
    • Chulitna Canyon
    • Chulitna River
    • Denali State Park
    • Susitna River
    • Talkeetna
    • Talkeetna Rail Depot
    • Talkeetna River
  • Activities

    • ATVing / UTVing
    • Boating
    • Dog sledding
    • Fishing
    • Gold panning
    • Hiking
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain viewing
    • Rafting
    • Zipline

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Featured Excursion

Talkeetna River Float

Enjoy an eco-friendly scenic float trip down the Talkeetna River. Meet with your guide for a brief safety lecture before launching and floating down six miles of pristine river. Your expert guide will take care of the rowing so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride!…
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Alaska Fishing 101

Anglers travel from all over the globe to fish the waters of Alaska. Not only is it some of the most exciting fishing in the world, but the scenery is downright breathtaking. Some of the tastiest seafood in the world swims in and around the 49th state, and it tastes…
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Talkeetna: America’s coolest small town

Talkeetna was selected by Budget Travel as one of the 20 coolest small towns in America. It’s no surprise to residents, who affectionately refer to Talkeetna as the town visitors must envision Alaska to be like: a turn-of-the-century gold-mining town with clapboard storefronts, colorful locals and bush pilots strolling the…
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This grown-up treehouse of your dreams is the best new way to view Denali

There’s a new way to view Denali, and you wont want to miss it. Our Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge is now home to a custom-built treehouse, complete with a deck view that’s one of the highest land-based, north-facing Denali viewing areas. You might even recognize it from Animal Planet’s…
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