Discover Alaska by Rail: A Traveling Adventure

Program No. 1014RJ
Learn about the Alaska Railroad while journeying its entire length. Explore a cross-section of Alaska life (and wildlife) in Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage and Seward.

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At a Glance

All Aboard! Journey the entire 470-mile length of the historic Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Seward. Along the way you'll learn about life in the North and its people, culture and wildlife. Ride to Denali National Park- home of North America’s tallest mountain, 20,310-foot Denali where you'll explore its trails with one of Denali Education Center's educators. Then you'll head to Anchorage and experience the cultures of Alaska’s Native groups before heading to the harbor town of Seward to take in the grandeur of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking and standing. Optional walks of up to three miles. Elevations on your bus trip up to 3,900 feet.

What You'll Learn

  • View stunning scenery and wildlife on a journey into Denali National Park.
  • Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Alaska's diverse array of cultures and traditions.
  • Explore Kenai Fjords National Park by boat to spot glaciers, marine mammals, birds and the rugged coast.
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