South Denali is Your Base Camp and Beyond
Some of the most picturesque views of 20,310-foot Denali and the entire Alaska Range are from the base camp near Talkeetna. South Denali serves as a mountaineer’s paradise, offering something for all visitor experience levels. Charming Talkeetna is also located at the confluence of the Susitna, Chulitna, and Talkeetna Rivers, making it the prime spot for kayaking, river rafting, fishing, hiking, and jet boating. Read through our visitor guide to experience the best of Talkeetna and South Denali.
Points of Interest
- Byers Lake
- Chulitna Canyon
- Chulitna River
- Denali State Park
- Susitna River
- Talkeetna Rail Depot
- Talkeetna River
- ATVing / UTVing
- Dog sledding
- Glacier landing
- Gold panning
- Mountain viewing
The South Denali area boast some of the best views of the 20,310-foot mountain in the state.
The charming and quirky town of Talkeetna offers a mix of outdoor adventures and Alaskan history.
The nearby Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna Rivers provide opportunities for rafting, fishing, kayaking, and jet boating.
Kayakers on peaceful Byers Lake may see trumpeter swans, loons, beavers, and perhaps an eagle soaring overhead.
Denali State Park is situated between the Talkeetna Mountains and the great Alaska Range.
The two summits of Denali as seen from the deck at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.