Discover Alaska by Rail: A Traveling Adventure
Learn about the Alaska Railroad while journeying its entire length. Explore a cross-section of Alaska life (and wildlife) in Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage, and Seward.
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Program No. 1014RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

All Aboard! Journey the entire 470-mile length of the historic Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Seward. Ride to Denali National Park, home of North America’s tallest mountain, 20,310-foot Denali. Study the wildlife and natural history of this 6 million-acre park and explore Talkeetna, a quaint village at the edge of the Alaska Range. In Anchorage, experience the cultures of Alaska’s Native groups, and in the harbor town of Seward, take in the grandeur of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Activity Level
Minimal walking and standing. Optional walks ranging from 2-4 miles. Elevations change between 100'-400' feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet Mary Shields — the first woman to finish the Iditarod — and her dogs at her home near Fairbanks.
  • View stunning scenery and wildlife on a day-long journey into the heart of Denali National Park.
  • Explore Kenai Fjords National Park by boat to spot glaciers, marine mammals, birds and the rugged coast
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