Talkeetna, Alaska

By on May 24, 2017

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 six miles south of the Talkeetna State Airport.

This tight knit community has a year round population of around 800 people. The town is about 60 air miles from the massive Denali, 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 state 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. Birch Creek Landing is the perfect alternative to being near, but not in, the year round activity.

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 7 miles down the Spur Road. Turn right onto Birch Creek Blvd, then left on S. Pietenpole Circle. If you are flying in, you can find us in the Alaska Supplement under 51AK or on SkyVector.