How to get to Denali National Park? There’s no finer way to arrive than aboard Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, the Denali Star. Passengers especially appreciate the panoramic views, as on a clear day the route offers incredible views of the train’s namesake peak: Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. We recommend that passengers made advance reservations for accommodations at the Park, as it is not possible to get to and from Denali from Anchorage by rail in the same day. A return rail journey from Denali to Anchorage may be booked separately for a subsequent day.
The route spans two of Alaska’s five geographic regions – Southcentral and Interior Alaska. Between Anchorage and Talkeetna, it crosses the Knik River along the Chugach Mountains. South of Talkeetna and on a clear day, views of Denali, North America's tallest mountain, rise high above the Susitna River. North of Talkeetna, tracks wander the Hurricane backcountry Hurricane; with views of the snaking Indian River and expansive sight of Hurricane Gulch. South of Denali National Park, Broad Pass offers majestic views of the Alaska Range; north of the park, the train winds along Healy Canyon, following the curves of the Nenana River below.
• Depart Anchorage at 8:15 am
• Arrive Denali 3:40 pm
• Explore Denali National Park on your own, accommodations booked separately and at own expense
• Option for accommodations or next day return trip by rail back to Anchorage or on to Fairbanks - schedule directly with Alaska Railroad after booking
• Snack bar and optional dining available