Talkeetna Mountain Range Journey

Talkeetna Mountain Range Journey

Explore a hidden gem in the Talkeetna Mountain Range on this full-day tour.

This rugged mountain pass is an area well known for its unique history, stunning scenery and plentiful outdoor activities. Independence Mine was home to miners and homesteaders throughout the early 20th century. Today, it’s known as Independence Mine State Historical Park. Many historic abandoned mining buildings are still standing to explore and some are said to be haunted. Locals know this location for the incredible drive along a raging blue river, through beautiful alpine meadows and up to a high mountain summit lake. The area has many outstanding hiking opportunities to choose from and an abundance of flora and fauna.

On your journey, drive through Hatcher Pass, explore Independence Mine State Historical Park, hike one of Hatcher Pass’ most majestic trails and enjoy a relaxing drive back down the pass to Anchorage.

Your local Alaskan guide will teach you local knowledge and share with you what it’s really like to live in the wilds of “The Last Frontier.” They’ll take you to their favorite, sometimes hidden destinations, on your journey. One of our goals is to try to avoid crowds. Your guide will be happy to take photos/videos of your whole group with your cameras enjoying the day.

Tour Highlights:

  • Scenic drive up and over Hatcher Pass
    • Many amazing photo stops along the way
  • Historic Mine Tour
  • Scenic Hiking Opportunity
    • Raging blue rivers and creeks
    • Beautiful mountain meadows
    • High alpine lakes
    • Wild Alaska berries (seasonal)
    • Old mining superstructure and artifacts
    • Amazing photo opportunities

Tour Price Includes:

  • Services of a local Alaskan Guide
  • Comfortable van transportation
  • Historic mine tour admission
  • Boxed lunch
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Pickup / Drop-off at any Anchorage location

Not Included In Tour Price:

  • Gratuity for your guide

Tour Price:

  • $825 base cost, plus $20 per person

All bookings are are handled personally the Wild Journeys staff. Please Contact Us and together we will create an epic adventure!

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