Day Seven: Talkeetna – Denali NP
TALKEETNA: Refreshed and ready to find more treasures in the Talkeetna wilderness, today offers the opportunity to enjoy the Talkeetna, Chulitna and Susitna Rivers.
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2-HOUR RIVERBOAT ADVENTURE:
Your exciting trip will begin aboard the fifty-one passenger “Talkeetna Queen” as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. This is the most technologically advanced river jet boat in Alaska designed to safely navigate rivers that were previously inaccessible. It is glass-domed, environmentally controlled, and has an onboard restroom for your comfort. You will visit an authentic trapper’s cabin and view how trappers lived in “Bush” Alaska at the turn of the century. Your experienced guide will display raw furs from the local area and demonstrate trapping methods. Naturalists will acquaint you with the wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system and you will learn about the edible plants that were used by the Native Indians for cooking and medicines. As you travel ten miles of river you will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles, beaver activity, and maybe moose, black bear or grizzly roaming the shore. Wildlife, folklore, artifacts and a panoramic view of Denali in the Alaska Range combine to make this an unforgettable Alaskan river adventure.
Later this afternoon, continuing the adventure to Denali National Park, stop at South Denali View for spectacular photo ops and a chance to stretch your legs. Then on to Denali, cross over Hurricane Gulch, a bungee jumping haven, so have cameras ready, vistas are breathtaking.
Upon arrival in Denali National Park, this evening brings a fun stop at the “Denali Salmon Bake” for dinner (meal not included.) This historic, long time eatery is known for their slanted floors, and local favorite dining, featuring “planked salmon, as well as a large menu. Overnight in Denali National Park area.
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Denali National Park Area Lodging