Experience the vast Alaska wilderness as you fly through the air on a guided zipline tour. The town of Talkeetna and the surrounding wilderness are home to deep valleys and towering mountains as well as lots of wildlife, and one of the best way to see all of this is by flying through the air like an eagle. You'll be picked up from your Anchorage hotel and stop for lunch with your guide in Talkeetna as you glean a bit about the local history. Then it's off to the zipline course for 3 hours of fun-filled adventure.
Start your day with pickup at your Anchorage hotel and head off to your zipline adventure in Talkeetna, a historic railroad town and popular gateway to the wilderness. Your guide will fill you in on Talkeetna's vibrant history of gold mining and mountaineers and other quirky characters over lunch in town. The region's tall, rugged mountains, gently flowing rivers and abundant wildlife make it a nature sightseeing haven. And one of the best ways to see an exciting overview of it is by soaring through the air on a zipline.
After a basic orientation, head to the scenic mountains above town and strap into your zipline gear. For the next 3 hours, you'll have a bird's-eye view as you fly from one platform to the next. Zip across nine lines, zooming through the canopy. Wiggle across three suspension bridges and step down a spiral staircase for different perspectives on the nature surrounding you. Throughout the tour you'll be in awe of the boreal forest.
The pace blends speed with time to absorb the scenery. After zooming across a zipline, take a few moments on the platform to enjoy the views of of Mt McKinley and the expansive Alaska Range. Listen as your informative local guide reveals insights about the native flora and fauna below. Then continue on to the next portion of the adventure, and more views of ravines, ponds and the Chulitna and Susitna Valleys. Don't forget your camera, as there will be plenty of opportunity for postcard-worthy shots of this awe-inspiring region.
At the end of an adventure-filled day, relax on the drive back to Anchorage, complete with drop-off at your hotel.
Please note: Sturdy footwear is required. We also recommend rain gear, as the tour will go rain or shine. This tour is not handicapped-accessible. The minimum age for the tour is 10 years old. Participants must weigh no less than 90 pounds and no more than 270 pounds.