Talkeetna train to Denali alaska usa

Nestled between the Alaska Range and the Chugach Mountains, Talkeetna offers rugged trails and remote areas dense with glaciers.

Accessible by road from the small towns of Willow, Wasilla and Palmer, the Talkeetna Mountains offer the opportunity to visit the remains of an old B-29 bomber buried in a glacier as well as the more accessible Mint Glacier, Reed Lakes and Archangel Valley.

Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains

True Alaskan wilderness

Extending for roughly 495,000 acres north, south and east of Anchorage and connected to the Southcentral Alaska road network, Chugach State Park is one of the state’s more accessible adventure spots. The Chugach Mountains offer several dozen excellent hiking and backpacking trails, much of which across high tundra landscapes, all within easy reach from Anchorage. This accessibility comes at a cost with Chugach much busier than other locations (by Alaska standards, anyway)...read more

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