Go deeper, stay longer experience raw-wild Alaska
The Trip Of Your Life! Just 35 miles north of Iditarod headquarters and the sled dog capital of the world, Talkeetna is at the heart of the home training ground for world champion mushers and their racing teams. At their rustic home of World Champion sprint musher, Kathleen Holden and Top 20 Iditarod musher Gerald Sousa, you will be introduced to one of these teams. Tours begin at the little log office in downtown Talkeetna, with a short narrated bus trip, describing the history of Talkeetna and sled dog racing. You will visit an authentic Alaskan log cabin, meet the dogs, see a demonstration of sled harnessing and mushing preparation. Learn about the winter training program to get these dogs ready for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, held annually in March. You may opt for the sled dog ride on local trails through some beautiful and peaceful scenery. You will also get a chance to hold and play with our future champions, the puppies. Taking part in this tour you are strengthening the Sundog Kennel toward being a main contender for the Iditarod Race.

Dog Mushing Tours 

The Canopy Zipline Course
During this three hour tour you will be traversing from one platform to the next via nine separate and exciting zip rides, three suspension bridges, a spiral staircase and a rappel while clipped in at all times from beginning to end – all through and amidst the beautiful northern boreal forest building on anticipation and discovery. The pace of the tour is varied, mixing speed and excitement as you zip with pauses to gaze out from viewing platforms as well as walks across long aerial bridges that take in Mt. McKinley and the expanse of the Alaska Range.
3-hour tour: $149 per person. Ages 10-14: $119 per person. 
TALKEETNA was established in 1919 and is located at the confluence of the Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna Rivers. Flightseeing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and fishing are popular activities in Talkeetna. The core downtown area is classified as a National historic site, with buildings dating from the early 1900s including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse.

Talkeetna known for spectacular views of Mt. McKinley  (Denali)     & excellent salmon fishing  making it a popular destination for tourists each summer. The many made in Alaska products from local artists, musicians and craftspeople that are sold in the local shops add to the authentic feel of the town. During the summer, it's common to see people strolling down the middle of the main street in downtown Talkeetna, as the town does have a laid-back feel.

Fully guided fishing charters

Guided charters provide all gear and tackle necessary for fishing in the shallow river streams along with the experienced and knowledgeable Alaska fishing guides to assist and instruct you in your Alaskan fishing adventure.  
Rivers include but are not limited to: Talkeetna River, Susitna River, Chulitna River, Deshka River.  

Peak Season Charters Starting June 1st 
 Half Day 5 Hour Charter - $185 per person
Full Day 8 Hour Salmon Charter $235 per person
Drop off service for the do it yourself fisherman:  
 $65.00 (not outfitted) and $95.00 (outfitted)

Talkeetna River Natural History Float Trip

This trip is filled with spectacular vistas of  Mt. McKinley, magnificent scenery & wild life.

 Our guides describe the flora, fauna, and scenery along the way. Watch for bears, eagles, fish, beavers, moose, fox, and waterfowl during this float. We will stop to visit two active Bald Eagles’ nests, see beaver dams, look for bear tracks, and float past an old miner’s cabin.

2 hour float trip  Daily Departures 8:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm Prices:$79.00 per adult, $59.00 for children age 10 and under. 

Chulitna River: Raft the south side of Mt. McKinley 

Rafting through the pristine wild lands of Denali State Park (and the borderlands of Denali National Park), you will see vistas and magnificent scenery.   Your trip will begin here or in Talkeetna, depending upon where you are staying. We provide transportation from Talkeetna.

4 Hour Trip Daily Departure Times 6:30 am, 2:00 pm

 $129.00 per adult, $109.00 for children age 10 and under (Age minimum: 8 years old). 
​All children must be accompanied by an adult.)

        Three Rivers Jet Boat Tour
Your exciting trip will whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. 

The trip will take you on three rivers: the Talkeetna, Chulitna, and Susitna. You will travel through the Chulitna River Gorge and experience an Alaskan braided river, with a number of channels separated by small and often temporary islands. If Mt McKinley is out, you will be afforded one of the best views in the State, as she is framed by the very picturesque Tokosha Mountains. 

As you travel sixty miles of river you will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles and beaver activity. This tour aso includes a locally baked snack and beverage. 

Departs Daily: 3:30 pm Tour: 3 1/2 hours  Adults: $120.00 Children: $90.00(12 & under)

​    Wilderness  Jet Boat Tour

As you travel twenty miles of river your Naturalist will talk about the rivers in the area, as well as information about Mt McKinley. Stand in the splendor of Denali and the great Alaska Range from a spectacular vantage point on the Susitna River!

Departs Daily: 8:45 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, & 6:30 pm  
Tour 2 Hours Adults: $70.00  Children: $53.00 (12 & under)


     Zip-Line Adventure

A thrilling way to experience the beauty of Talkeetna’s boreal forest!


Ride ATV's into the wilds

pricing wheeling in soon 

River front Lodging with Denail views

Talkeetna River Guides

  Mahay's Riverboat Service 

                      Scenic Jet boat tours 

On our tours you will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles and beaver activity. Take a nature walk where you will see a Dena'ina Indian Encampment. Visit an authentic trapper’s cabin. Learn about wildflowers and plants and edible plants used by the Alaska Natives.

Exciting River Adventures 

Jet boat Tours, Raft Trips, Fishing, Relaxing 

Talkeetna is at the confluence of 3 major glacier fed rivers: Talkeetna, Susitna, and Chulitna Rivers

With stunning Denali views, great fishing, wildlife viewing, cultural tours.  

  Take a scenic Flight & land on a glacier

              Flightsee around Mt. McKinley, Denali Park & Alaska Range play on a glacier

                           See "FLIGHTSEEING" tab for pricing 

 Museums, Culture, Art Galleries, shopping, Music,Theatrics, Dining, ,,,,,



   History with a View

Alaska's Northern Exposure Village

with Alaska's best view of Mt. McKinley!

Adventures abound: flightseeing, jet boat tours, rafting, fishing, ATV, horseback riding, and more!


          Talkeenta  Adventures

 1.5 hrs north of Palmer - Full Day or Multi-Day Tours

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