2021 McKinley Explorer Train Schedule

Below is the current McKinley Explorer train schedule. The McKinley Explorer operates between Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Denali National Park on a slightly different schedule from the Alaska Railroad's Denali Star train and the Wilderness Express. This makes it a great choice for those travelers looking to depart Anchorage later or return to Anchorage earlier than the Alaska Railroad.

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McKinley Explorer | Northbound | May 16 - September 14, 2021
Route Depart Arrive
Route: Anchorage to Talkeetna Depart: 9:15 AM Arrive: 12:15 PM
Route: Talkeetna to Denali Park Depart: 12:35 PM Arrive: 4:40 PM
McKinley Explorer | Southbound | May 16 - September 14, 2021
Route Depart Arrive
Route: Denali Park to Talkeetna Depart: 9:15 AM Arrive: 1:40 PM
Route: Talkeetna to Anchorage Depart: 1:55 PM Arrive: 5:00 PM