Day 1 Anchorage - Grandview
Fly in to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and take a scenic day trip aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery train, as portrayed in the mid-‘80s action movie “Runway Train.” From Anchorage, the train travels south toward Grandview, with stops at Girdwood, Portage Glacier and Spencer Glacier. Stop at the Spencer Glacier and choose from various canoeing, kayaking and hiking tours. Meals are available for purchase on the train. After taking in the sights at Grandview, return to Anchorage via rail or board a motorcoach at the Portage Glacier stop.
Day 2 Talkeetna
Continue your Alaska Railroad adventure north aboard the Denali Star train. In just under three hours you’ll arrive in the charming town of Talkeetna, one of several small towns that inspired the hit television show “Northern Exposure.” Outdoor adventure abounds in Talkeetna, which serves as the departure point for mountain climbers set on tackling nearby Mount McKinley — North America’s highest peak. Activity options in Talkeetna include flightseeing, riverboat and jetboat tours, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and more. Spend the night at one of several quaint lodges in the area.
Day 3 Denali National Park and Preserve
Back aboard the Denali Star, travel a little more than four hours north to Denali National Park and Preserve, one of several Alaska locations in the acclaimed production “Into the Wild,” starring Emile Hirsch...
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