Two Days In Talkeetna

by Tim Larison, co-owner Travel

This September I visited Talkeetna, Alaska for two days.  Talkeetna, on the edge of Denali National Park, gave me a wonderful Alaska experience.

I stayed at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge just outside of town.  A great property with all the modern conveniences yet located in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness.

I liked the fantastic views from the back of the Lodge. On this day I could even see Mt McKinley!

My first activity was flight seeing with K2 Aviation over Denali National Park.

I got to sit in the copilot’s seat!

We had some great views from the air of Denali National Park.

After a good night’s sleep at the Lodge we had breakfast at a local place – the Roadhouse.

The Roadhouse specializes in hearty breakfasts – could I eat all of this?

A local told me the pancakes were good.  I decided to order one on the side, expecting a small portion.  But I found out every portion is huge at the Roadhouse!

After breakfast I was ready for some zip lining!

We zip lined for 3 hours among the tree tops on this 50 degree day – great fun!

Our two female guides were great in showing us how to navigate the zip line course safely.  Everyone enjoyed it – even the newbies to zip lining – with the expert instruction we received.

The highlight of the zip lining to me was the final “zip” over a mountain lake as the video below shows.

I had a wonderful two day Talkeetna experience!  We are glad to help with your Alaska vacation, including a visit to Talkeetna.  Request a no obligation price quote today!


3 thoughts on “Two Days In Talkeetna

  • November 28, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Nice blog and great memories! Thanks for sharing.

  • November 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    We used K2 Aviation also, for our Denali flight and glacier landing. And Brent got to sit in the copilot seat, like Tim did. You just have to be the first to ask. This flight was a highlight of our trip!!

    • November 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      That’s right Karen – be the first to ask! With the group of 7 I was with taking the flight K2 asked “who wants to sit in the copilot seat?” I immediately said “I will!” and was given the chance. I also sat in the co-pilot’s seat for a Misty Fjords flight seeing excursion on another trip and it was great. When given the chance, I go for the co-pilot’s seat! – Tim


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