Talkeetna Activities & Guided Tours

Visit Talkeetna during your vacation in Alaska. The community was established as a mining town and trading post before either Wasilla or Anchorage existed. Several of its old log buildings are today historical landmarks. The town is internationally recognized as the base for many of the climbing expeditions that challenge Mt. Denali, Mt. Hunter and Mt. Foraker during the summertime. Popular activities are flightseeing tours to Mt. Denali with an optional glacier landing, Talkeetna sightseeing tours and Susitna River Jetboat Trips.


TS#1 Denali Flightseeing Tour with Glacier Landing

This magnificent flight takes you within six miles of Mt. Denali's summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, you begin to see how the last ice age has shaped the land. Moments later you enter a world of rugged high mountain peaks and wide glacier filled valleys. Listen as your pilot describes the natural wonders of Denali National Park. See the Sheldon Amphitheater, beautiful Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge (the world's deepest - almost 2 miles from top to bottom). Land on a glacier beneath Mt. Denali.


Departure: Daily


TS#2 Grand Denali Flightseeing Tour with Glacier Landing

You will talk about this tour forever! This flight will take you completely around Mt. Denali. Begin with the McKinley Flyer route and see the south side of Mt. Denali, including the Kahiltna Glacier, Denali's famous west buttress, Sheldon Amphitheater, Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge. Then fly across the divide to see Denali's incredible Wickersham Wall, a 14,000 ft continuous rise of rock and ice. Our passengers claim this flight is the highlight of their entire Alaska experience. Touch down for a landing at the Sheldon Amphitheater. Enjoy the stillness of the mountains broken only by the far off rumble of distant rock and ice slides.

Departure: Daily


TS#3 Talkeetna 3-Rivers Jetboat Tour

The glass-domed boats with onboard restroom are the most technologically advanced river jetboats operating in Alaska. You'll see the Chulitna Gorge and experience class 2/3 whitewater, visit an Dena'ina native camp with an authentic trappers cabin and enjoy a selection of hot beverages and cookies for a snack as you travel sixty miles on the Talkeetna, Chulitna and Susitna Rivers.  Observe nestling bald eagles, beaver activities and moose.  One highlight is of course the magnificent view of Denali and the mighty Alaska Range. Naturalists may enjoy wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system and you'll learn about edible plants that were used by native indians for medicines and cooking.

Departure: Daily