"Tall Tales from Talkeetna" Top 5 Page for this destination Talkeetna by mrclay2000
Talkeetna Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 191 photos
Talkeetna is a village in every sense of the word, but with important associations. For starters, the Alaska Railway passes through town on its daily migration from Anchorage to Fairbanks, so visitors are treated to at least a glimpse of the train station whether they care what lies beyond or not. Second, many of the climbing expeditions on Denali start from this hub, and other flightseeing charters and river rafting services are available in town. The area itself is dotted with an endless number of beautiful lakes and streams, so fishing and hunting is a congenital duty for Talkeetna residents.
In summer, Talkeetna is reached by its own spur road, but commuters have to double back to the George Parks Highway to resume their drive to Denali. In winter, another road benefits from the frozen landscape to shorten the distance between town and the Parks Highway, if in fact you can even reach Talkeetna in the winter.
- Pros:Charming touristy town full of lakes and nearby rivers
- In a nutshell:Hard to spend much time here with Denali drawing one northward
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