Talkeetna is a small town in Southcentral Alaska around 3 hours (by car) south of Denali National Park and Preserve.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 22 28 36 46 59 67 69 65 56 41 27 24
Nightly lows (°F) 6 9 14 26 37 47 52 48 39 26 12 8
Precipitation (in) 1.4 1.5 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 3.4 5.1 4.3 2.9 1.6 1.9

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

By plane

Talkeetna is served by Talkeetna Airport (IATA: TKA), which is home to several air taxi companies that provide flight seeing trips and support for mountain climbers. Many of the air taxi companies were started to ferry climbers from Talkeetna to Denali, as Talkeetna has the easiest access to the south side of the mountain where the main base camp is located.

By car

Through George Parks Highway, the main road from Anchorage to Fairbanks. The town is also a stop on the Alaskan railroad, on the Denali Star.

Get around

Talkeetna itself is very walkable and pedestrian friendly. A great place to get out of your car.


Weather permitting, flightseeing out of Talkeetna will take you around North America's tallest peak, Denali.


Rafting and kayaking trips leave daily from Talkeetna.

As the town nearest to Denali, it is a jump-off point for climbing enthusiasts. If you are up for the climb, air taxi service is available from Talkeetna for the sure-footed, intrepid adventurers that are going to climb Denali, Hunter or Foraker.


A trip to Talkeetna is not complete without a trip into Nagleys store.






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