ALASKA

DENALI

Alaska’s most well-known national park is a rolling expanse of beautiful forest and untouched nature. The park is huge – covering over 6 million acres – and is filled with valleys of lush forest surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, including the giant Denali (the continent’s tallest at 20,320 feet and referred to as the ‘Great One’ by the Athabaskan Indians). Remote and undisturbed, it’s here where views of the Northern Lights are better than just about anywhere else in the world. Wildlife is also easy to spot in and around Denali, with abundant eagles, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, otters and wolverines. But most of all, Alaska’s interior is ‘bear country’ – grizzlies roam at will, along with other brown bear and the American black bear.

With over 20 hours of daylight in summer, there’s plenty of time to adventure here. Whether fly fishing, glacier trekking, hiking, or kayaking, you’ll be awed at every turn by exquisite views and epic expanses. And the charming town of Talkeetna provides a perfect hub for jet boat tours, rafting trips and other aquatic activities as it sits at the meeting point of three sparkling glacial rivers.

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DENALI NATIONAL PARK


DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Whether you want to see a grizzly ambling along in the distance, or are aching to be surrounded by jaw-dropping vistas and over six-millions acres of unmarked backcountry, get to Denali National Park!

Take a Denali National Park vacation and you’re putting yourself at the center of epic wilderness. Picture an expanse of snow-capped mountain peaks, lush forest, and wildflower fields crawling with wildlife at a larger-than-life scale.

You can’t miss the park’s centerpiece: Mt Denali. It’s America’s tallest peak, towering 20,310 feet high.

WHAT WE REVEAL
Alaska offers some of America’s grandest uncharted wilderness. Denali is your gateway to it. We’ll help you experience it to the fullest on your Denali National Park vacation.

Wildlife is one Denali National Park’s greatest draws. Grizzly bears, wolf, caribou, moose, and fox are always “just on the other side of hill.” Undoubtedly one of the most goose-bump inducing ways to see Denali’s wildlife and landscape is by wheel plane. Dip and glide around America’s highest peak, Mt Denali, on a private flightseeing tour. Your base will be remote lodges. You’ll touch down for fly fishing, guided hiking, wildlife viewing and canoeing in some of the park’s most remote stretches.

Hike through boreal forest, past glacial lakes, over tundra and along the Nenana River on grassroots trails made by other curious adventurers. Pro tip: Denali opens different areas of the park on a rotating basis so no single area becomes over-trodden. Denali National Park has veteran local guides who are committed to sustainable exploration and know the best trails at any given moment.

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> Glacier Bay National Park
> Kenai Peninsula & Kenai Fjords National Park
> Katmai National Park

TALKEETNA


TALKEETNA

A Talkeetna vacation is time well spent for lovers of history and the great outdoors. Here at the base of Mt. McKinley, this storied village boasts jaw-dropping Alaska Range views, genuine frontier town hospitality and, as one might expect deep in the wilds of Alaska, a hefty dose of outdoor activities – everything from fishing and float trips on rushing rivers to hiking and zipline tours in dramatic mountainscapes. And when else could you say you visited a town whose mayor is a 17-year-old cat named Stubbs? Much of the town’s Main Street architecture dates between 1916 and 1940, giving an old time feel to this gateway to Denali National Park.

WHAT WE REVEAL
Much of your Talkeetna vacation will revolve around Denali National Park and everything this uncharted wilderness has to offer. Glimpse grizzly bears, wolf, caribou, moose and fox in their natural habitat. Soar around Mt. McKinley on a private flight-seeing tour. Hike through boreal forests and try your hand at gold panning in the crystal waters of a creek next to an iconic log cabin lodge. Set out on a wilderness jet boat tour, scanning the river banks for wildlife and snapping that unforgettable photo of Mt. McKinley.

A Talkeetna vacation offers ample opportunity to connect with Alaska’s rich history. As you stroll the streets of downtown, you’ll see many buildings listed on the National Historic Register and a pleasing number of shops and art galleries. And when it’s time to heed the call of Mother Nature, you’re right next to any number of wilderness trails, mountain peaks and glacier-fed rivers – who knows, you might just catch an Alaskan salmon.

COMBINE WITH
> Denali National Park
> Anchorage

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