River, Rail & Trail Adventure

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River, Rail & Trail Adventure

Approximately 4 1/4 hours
Price From
$189.95 Adult
$139.95 Child
  • Snack Included
  • Moderate Activity Level
  • Shopping Opportunities

Enjoy a trip aboard two of Alaska’s greatest forms of transportation and learn local history along the way. You will begin your trip in Talkeetna, where you will board the Hurricane Turn train—one of America’s oldest flag stop trains. You and your naturalist will travel to the historic town of Curry which was the halfway stop between Seward and Fairbanks during the two-day steam train trip and a very popular resort in the early 1900’s. You will be given a tour of the town of Curry where the once grand Curry Hotel (built in 1923) stood. After your tour, you will rendezvous with a jet boat and enjoy a refreshment and beverage while you travel down the Susitna River to a ½ mile nature walk. Here, you will learn of the earliest settlers in the area—the trapper and the Dena’ina Indians. Along this trail, you will learn how each group lived and survived in a very basic and rustic manner. Your naturalist will also teach you about some of the local flora and fauna. Once you have learned of the early settlers, you will re-board the jet boat for your travel back to Talkeetna.

Special Note

Tour takes place in Talkeetna. Transportation to and from excursion provided by the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge Talkeetna Shuttle. Tour does not operate on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress in warm layers. Bring a camera. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed. Tour will operate rain or shine. Guests must be able to board and disembark the train and boat without assistance.


An array of optional tours are available at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. To add an activity to your stay, please visit the Tour Desk upon arrival at the lodge.  If you are booked on a Denali rail tour, you may call 1-800-426-0500 to book an excursion in advance.


Alaska Land Excursions, purchased through the Cruise Personalizer, may be cancelled up to three days prior to travel without any cancellation fees. Land Excursions cancelled prior to the cancellation deadline will be refunded to the credit card that you provided in the Cruise Personalizer to purchase your tours. Excursions cancelled within three (3) days prior travel are subject to a 100% cancellation fee, unless the operator, at their sole discretion, is unable to operate the program due to unforeseen circumstances. All sales of tours booked while on your land tour are considered final at the time of purchase and are 100% non-refundable except in the case of an operator approved cancellation.