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The staging area for over 1,000 climbers who attempt to climb Mt. McKinley each year there are ample opportunities to see this mountain. In May and June spot mountain climbers milling through the town. Feast on the Alaska-sized breakfast at the local roadhouse - a favorite among returning climbers.
Located at the confluence of three major rivers, the town keeps its mining history alive with renovated miners' cabins used as lodging, shops and restaurants. The rivers also lend to a multitude of activities like guided river rafting, boat tours and sport fishing - some of the finest in Alaska. Explore the land on a guided hiking tour or by ATV. The Alaska Railroad provides daily service to Talkeetna in the summer and weekly in winter.
Talkeetna's "air force" specializes in flightseeing tours to Mt. McKinley and glacier landings. Alaska is one of the few places in the world you can land on a glacier.
Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play
The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!
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Three mountain ranges... 2,000 miles of trails... thousands of lakes... hundreds of miles of rivers...
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