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Complete South Denali Park

Complete Denali Park South Side

Most travelers visit Denali Park via the main Park entrance located on the north side of the park at mile 237 of the Park Highway, and Alaska Tour & Travel highly recommends spending at least a couple of nights is this area. One great way to round out your Denali Park experience is to also add a night or two on the south side of Denali National Park in or near the town of Talkeetna. Talkeetna is a small Alaskan community that offers up a big slice of local Alaska flavor.

We offer a couple of great lodging choices near Talkeetna. Near town is the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge, a two-hundred plus room property that is Alaska native owned, and offers great views of Mt. Denali right from the grounds. About 45 minutes north of Talkeetna is another property with great views of the mountain, the McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Both properties are served by the Park Connection Motorcoach, and shuttle service is available for guests utilizing the Alaska Railroad.

Talkeetna area activities and tours from both lodges are plentiful including fishing, kayaking, hiking and jet boat trips. In addition, we highly recommend this area for a Mt. Denali scenic flight, and be sure to save some time just to wander "downtown" Talkeetna and take in the local character of this truly Alaskan small town.

Check out our most popular Denali Vacation Packages for trips that combine a stay at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge or the McKinley Princess Lodge with a hotel near the Park entrance.

We invite you to browse our Complete Denali section by following the links below. But, of course, you can always give us a call at 800.208.0200, contact us by email, online, or try out our trip finder or trip builder. We are here to help you plan your Denali Park vacation!

Complete Denali

Denali Park Lodges
Denali Park Lodges - Stay in the comfort of a lodge or traditional hotel room. We offer all the big names including the Grande, Princess, Denali Park Village and Chalets. > Learn more
Denali Park Cabins
Looking for a more rustic option? We offer 4 different Denali cabin properties, including river front and view options. > Learn more
Denali Park Kantishna Lodges
Stay deep inside Denali Park at one of these true wilderness lodges located near Wonder Lake and the historic Kantishna mining district at the end of the Denali National Park road. > Learn more
Denali Park Tours & Activities
Scenic or whitewater rafting, hiking, wildlife tours, flightseeing, dinner theaters, jeep tours, Denali shuttle and bus tours and more. Check it out. > Learn more
Denali Park Transportation
Getting to and from Denali National Park could not be easier. We have two trips per day on our Park Connection Motorcoach, take the Alaska Railroad or rent a car and drive yourself. Our top pick? Let Alaska Tour & Travel book you one-way on the Alaska Railroad and the other way on the Park Connection Motorcoach. > Learn more
Denali Park Vacation Packages
We have hundreds of base vacation packages that include Denali, here are some of our most popular. > Learn more
Denali Park South Side
Most visitors enter the park through the traditional northern entrance, but the south side of Denali Park is a great add on offering awesome views, adventure and truly Alaskan communities like Talkeetna. > Learn more
Denali Park Information
Dig in to our wide selection of Denali Park resources like Denali maps, weather, blogs, photo galleries and more. > Learn more

Did you know? Due to Talkeetna's close proximity to Mt. Denali, the town is the primary staging area for climbers preparing to scale the mountain, and also makes Talkeetna a great spot for Mt. Denali scenic flights.

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