Denali Rail Tours (Anchorage - Talkeetna - Denali)

A couple enjoys looking out the windows of a train.

Every seat takes advantage of the 180-degree dome view.

It may be the same locomotive pulling all the cars on the scenery-rich ride from Anchorage to Denali, but Gray Line Alaska's private luxury McKinley Explorer railcars travel on a custom schedule. Visit the whistle-stop town of Talkeetna, or ride through the massive peaks of the Alaska Range, en route to Denali National Park.

Stay Awhile - Multi-Day Packages

While independent travelers can book seats for this comfortable, amenity-laden service, most opt for a full multi-day package featuring rail transportation and lodging.

Denali Rail Tours

Packages range from 1 – 4 nights with overnight accommodations in Denali, near Talkeetna, or both. Tours depart from Anchorage but do not include hotel stays there.

Onboard Experience

Double Level Cars with Domed Windows

Every seat takes advantage of the 180-degree dome view, and all of them face forward—a plus for those who don't like riding backwards. The glass is high overhead and there's plenty of leg room. Around you, you'll find wide aisles, tasty cuisine, and great service.

Dining Area

When it's time to eat, go downstairs to the dining area. With lots of space and only two sittings, you'll be able to eat at a convenient time. Depending on the leg you are on they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is bar service under the dome from the friendly bar keep or in the dining room.

Narration Included

Your car manager will also be your tour guide. Providing an interesting and informative narration throughout your trip. Check out the GPS-assisted monitor in each car that tracks your exact location along with things like average speed. Or go out to the covered viewing platform, for a breath of fresh air. There is even a gift shop so you can pick up that perfect gift for someone back home.

Getting There

6411 Interstate Circle
Anchorage, AK 99518

Anchorage Depot: Address listed above is the office address. All trains depart from the train depot which is located at 411 W. 1st Avenue, in downtown Anchorage.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Mid-May to Mid-Sept
Rail Tour Packages Anchorage – Denali – Anchorage // $749 | Includes hotel in Denali
Anchorage – Talkeetna – Anchorage // $549 | Includes hotel near Talkeetna
Anchorage – Denali – Denali – Anchorage // $999 | Includes hotel in Denali
More Packages Available // See website for details


Denali Rail Tours (Anchorage - Talkeetna - Denali)