Talkeetna is located in South Central Alaska, approximately 112 miles north of Anchorage. Located at the confluence of three glacier fed rivers (The Talkeetna, Susitna, and Chulitna Rivers). We are located at the Talkeetna State Airport.
This tight knit community has a year round population of around 700 people. The town is about 60 air miles from the massive Mt. McKinley (Denali in the native tongue) embedded in the majestic Alaska Range. This makes Talkeetna the hub for nearly all climbing expeditions to the mountain. The economy in Talkeetna is primarily based on our five month long summer, when flocks of people visit to raft our rivers, view or climb the tallest mountain in North America and to try their skills at fishing for one of five species of salmon. The town features a historic main street which, during the summer months, is usually teaming with tourists shopping the many Alaskan gift shops, dining at a local restaurant or street side stand, or having a blast at one of 5 bars in town.
The airport is nearly equal to the size of the town, with more than five air taxis specifically in business to serve the hundreds of climbers and thousands of flight seers. The private aircraft ramp is peppered with “Alaska bush planes”, including Super Cubs, Beavers, Taylorcrafts, Champs, Cessna’s, Maules, and many more. It is truly an aviation buffs heaven. Whether you come to Talkeetna to learn to fly or to climb Mt. McKinley, your time here will certainly be well worth the trip.
To visit us, fly into Anchorage International Airport (ANC). From there you can either ride up on the Alaska Railroad, or you can rent a car and make the beautiful 2 ½ hour drive north on the George Parks Highway; at milepost 98.9, turn right onto the Talkeetna Spur Road and travel the 14 miles into the historic town of Talkeetna. Follow the airport sign by turning right onto 2nd Street. Cross the railroad tracks and take your first right onto South Terminal Ave. You will find us at the end of the road on the left.