At Mile 98.7, a side road heads north to this interesting town. It was a miners supply center in 1901, and later a riverboat station and a railroad-construction headquarters. Since the 1950s, Mt McKinley mountaineers have made Talkeetna their staging post, and today the town is the most interesting along the George Parks Hwy by far. The Talkeetna/Denali Visitors Center (
The Mountaineering Ranger Station (
For scenic flights to view Mt McKinley ($170 to $250), check out Hudson Air Service (
Talkeetna destination guides
Denali National Park Flightseeing Tour from Talkeetna
Journey into the remote Alaskan wilderness on this incredible flightseeing tour of Mt McKinley from Talkeetna.
Alaska: Wrangell-St. Elias Range
A rare opportunity to explore pristine & remote wilderness in one of the world's most rugged environments