Denali State Park Wilderness Hike $115 pp
from Talkeetna, approx. 6 h.
Explore the Alaskan wilderness on an exhilarating trek in the heart of Denali State Park. The best way to experience Alaska is on foot with a great guide. Under your own power and using your five senses, you will feel a closer connection to the Alaskan landscape. Hike through lush vegetation along forested trails while your guide tells you about the local history and wildlife of the area. Climb above tree line for spectacular views of the
Alaska Range, glaciers, and Mt. McKinley (weather permitting). The trail is not steep or difficult, but a long, steady climb makes this trip fairly strenuous. Enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch while scanning the mountainside and valleys for foraging bears. Photographic opportunities abound, from majestic alpine vistas to delicate wildflowers and berries. Your hiking tour will last approximately six hours including transfers to and from the McKinley Princess Lodge. Hikes range from 5 to 7 miles and may involve challenging terrain on established trails.
Departure Information: 2:00pm depart McKinley Princess Lodge.
K2 McKinley Glacier Landing Flight $280 pp
from Talkeetna, 90 m.
Experience Alaska's wilderness with a flight seeing tour of Mt. McKinley and the other magnificent peaks of the Alaska Range with the added thrill of landing on the gentle slopes of Ruth Glacier. This 90-minute flight will take you within six miles of Mt. McKinley's summit. Minutes after leaving Talkeetna, you'll enter a world of rugged, high mountain peaks and glacier filled valleys. Throughout your flight, watch and listen as your pilot describes the natural wonders of Denali National Park. See Sheldon Amphitheater, beautiful Ruth Glacier, and the world's
deepest gorge. Land on a glacier beneath Mt. McKinley and marvel at its geographical architecture. Step out on the glacier and put your footprints in the snow. As you stand among the granite peaks, you will understand the immense scale of the mountains surrounding you. Upon returning to the air, be on the look out for wildlife such as moose and bear while crossing the broad valley between Mt. McKinley and Talkeetna. Your flight in a four to ten passenger bush plane is narrated, and headsets are provided. The planes are set up so that every passenger has the best seat in the plane. Window seats are provided for each passenger so that everyone is able to enjoy the spectacular scenery and take photographs. Enjoy the wonders of this flight seeing experience.
K2 McKinley Experience Flight $251 pp
from Talkeetna, 1 h.
Experience Alaska's wilderness with a flight seeing tour of Mt. McKinley and the other magnificent peaks of the Alaska Range with K2 Aviation. This one-hour flight will take you within six miles of Mt. McKinley's summit. Minutes after leaving Talkeetna, you'll enter a world of rugged, high mountain peaks and spectacular glacierfilled valleys. Listen while your pilot describes the natural wonders of Denali National Park. See the Sheldon Amphitheater, beautiful Ruth Glacier, and the world's deepest gorge. The Great Gorge is almost 2 miles from top to bottom. Crossing the broad valley between Mt. McKinley and Talkeetna, look for wildlife such as moose and bear. Your flight in a four to ten passenger bush plane is narrated and headsets are provided. The planes are set up so that every passenger has the best seat in the plane. Window seats are provided for each
passenger so that everyone is able to enjoy the spectacular scenery and take photographs. Sit back and enjoy the wonders of this flight seeing experience.
Talkeetna Wilderness Jetboat 12:00 PM $64 pp
from Talkeetna, 2 h.
The 50-passenger 'Talkeetna Queen' or the 16-passenger 'Doris' will whisk you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort and style. These are the most technologically advanced 'jetboats' in Alaska, designed to safely navigate rivers that were previously inaccessible. These jetboats are glass-domed, environmentally controlled, and an onboard restroom is available for your comfort. The safari offers opportunities to view nesting bald eagles, beaver activity, moose and bear in their natural habitat. Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture this
unforgettable adventure. Please dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes for the leisurely one-quartermile
nature walk. On the safari you will see how trappers lived at the turn of the century and visit an authentic trappers cabin with rustic furnishings. Your guide will display raw furs from the local area and demonstrate trapping methods. A naturalists will acquaint you with the wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system.
Byers Lake Paddle Trip $ 90 pp
from Talkeetna, 2-3 h.
Come see the beauty of Byers Lake as you glide through tranquil waters on single or tandem sit-on-top ocean kayaks. Start your tour with brief and easy paddle instructions then embark for one of the most beautiful experiences in Alaska. Watch for resident trumpeter swans, loons and beavers. Paddle over pools of spawning salmon. Look for the bears and eagles that come to feed on them. Take the pictures of the breath’taking views of
Denali and the Alaska mountain Range. We will provide you with splash gear, boots or water shoes and dry bags for cameras.
Trip duration 2/3 hours, depart daily at 8.15am - 11.45am - 3.15pm