Day Five: Iditarod & Talkeetna
This morning, tour the Iditarod Race Headquarters and experience the thrill of a summer dog sled ride. Warm your heart with the lure of the husky puppies. Next, take in the beauty of Talkeetna, Alaska featuring your choice of one of the adventures below:
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This magnificent flight takes you within six miles of Mt. McKinley’s summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, you begin to see how the last ice age has shaped the land. Moments later you enter a world of rugged high mountain peaks and wide glacier filled valleys. Listen as your pilot describes the natural wonders of Denali National Park. See the Sheldon Amphitheater, beautiful Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge (the world’s deepest – almost 2 miles from top to bottom). “No visit is complete without this experience!” The aircraft are equipped with skis, floats, and voice activated headphones. Passengers, each with comfortable window seats, enjoy narration by an experienced pilot-guide highlighting points of interest including geology, wildlife, and history. Consider an Upgrade, to add the option to Land on the Sheldon Amphitheater glacier beneath Mt. McKinley for $100.00 per person. Flight time is 1 hr. Add .30 min if upgrading to glacier landing.
2-Hour Riverboat Adventure:
Travel 10 miles of river viewing nesting bald eagles, beaver activity, and moose. Enjoy a nature walk to an authentic trapper’s cabin. Combining this with a panoramic view of Denali will make for an unforgettable adventure!
This afternoon, enjoy late lunch before continuing our adventure to Denali National Park. Crossing over Hurricane Gulch, have your cameras ready, the vistas are breathtaking. Upon arrival in Denali National Park, this evening is at your leisure for shopping, dining or sightseeing. Tonight you will overnight near Denali National Park.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Denali National Park Area Lodging