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Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station

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National Park Station - Always Worth a Visit

This station is a block off the main drag in Talkeetna. All people climbing Denali are required to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Got our passport stamp

My friend and I really wanted to visit Denali but it was just not working out that way. So, we got... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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22241 B Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-2231
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This station is a block off the main drag in Talkeetna. All people climbing Denali are required to register here. For the mere mortals who are just wandering around the town, however, it's a great place to get a feel for climbing Denali without the...More

Thank Protraveler02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I really wanted to visit Denali but it was just not working out that way. So, we got the next best thing. We got to enjoy views of Denali on our way north from Anchorage plus we got our passport stamps. This...More

Thank nadia562002
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here for trail information. Very informative and knowledgeable. They are a short walk away from a spectacular river view of Denali!

Thank gregsC8557LY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just loved visiting the ranger station in Talkeetna! It was a beautiful space, full of artifacts from mountain climbs, flags from around the world, and comfortable chairs. A short vide about climbing Denali was very interesting! I also loved the count board behind the...More

Thank Road316029
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

away from the crowds this place is devoted to hikes and those who aim for the top..excellent film (not too be missed) re hiking denali .

Thank jackpine2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See where all climbers to Denali have to check in before climbing the mountain. Excellent 17 minute film that shows a typical climb and what climbers have to think about/do while on the mountain. Very interesting!

Thank AKKris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here after breakfast to get our NP books stamped and see the displays. Very nice informative and comfortable set up, showing weather statistics and Denali mountain climbing memorabilia. Bathrooms very large and super clean.

Thank mhcharley
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Just happened on this place while walking around Talkeetna. They have a short film on climbing Denali - well worth the time to see this short educational film. The rangers, as always, were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We also picked up a map for...More

Thank David E
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

A great early stop while exploring the town. The rangers were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. There was a video well worth taking time to watch. You can get very helpful info on the town and on Mt Denali. 😄👍👍

Thank Bill B
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Stopped in here while waiting for our table at a local restaurant. Cool place. Enjoyed looking at the chalk board showing the numbers of hikers on Denali. Enjoyed looking at all the flags from all the hikers and the different types of hiking boots. The...More

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Ann B
February 12, 2018|
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There is a lodge about 10 minutes from town and you might be able to work a deal with them. There is a small museum a couple of blocks off the main street and they might be able to accommodate you if you ask nicely and don’t... More