Talkeetna River Natural History Float Trip
Few places in the world can equal the scale and beauty of Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range. On this two hour narrated Talkeetna River Natural History Float Trip, you will see spectacular vistas of this magnificent scenery. Explore the lower end of the famous Talkeetna River, which is steeped in history and the Alaskan pioneering spirit.
At the river’s edge, you will participate in a brief safety lecture before launching and floating down six to eight miles of pristine river. The Talkeetna river is a glacier-fed waterway teeming with salmon and other wildlife. Our guides are versed in describing the flora, fauna, and scenery along the way. We will look for bears, eagles, fish, beavers, moose, fox, and waterfowl during this float. We will stop to visit two active Bald Eagles’ nests, see beaver dams, look for bear tracks, and float past an old miner’s cabin… all before joining the mighty Susitna River for the loop back to Talkeetna.
On the Susitna River, there is a stunning view of Mt. McKinley (20, 320′) and the entire Alaska Range. On clear days, the view is amazing. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos! For a small additional fee, we have a professional photographer available to take pictures of you, the raft, and your guide – with a stunning backdrop of Mt. McKinley!