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