Talkeetna ATV Tours Offers a Narrated tour of Historic Talkeetna, an off-road trip to a Remote Homestead, lunch, target practice and gold panning.
On this adventure, you'll drive an ATV, also called Quads or 4-Wheelers, or enjoy a ride in a modern ATV-drawn covered wagon though beautiful downtown Talkeetna and up an all-terrain trail to a historic homestead.
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Cheena, Dennis' German Shepherd, enjoys riding along with the ATV tour.
Historic Talkeenta Store
Your adventure starts as you drive your ATV to the Talkeetna Village Airstrip. Here you will learn some of the highlights and lore of Historic Talkeetna and the true unresolved mystery of the Cache Creek murders.
We depart Talkeetna, cross the Alaska railroad bridge over the Talkeetna River.
We made it!
Watch for moose along the trail.
We ride five scenic miles on ATV-only trails to DeVore's family homestead.
This is a rare opportunity to visit an original Alaskan Homestead and view the original cabin and various implements and tools used by the early day pioneers. Dennis relates to you the hardships and challenges faced during their first winters.
The old 1959 homestead buildings are where the DeVore family lived their first years in Alaska.
Next, it is on to a lunch at Dennis' personal cabin on Wiggle Creek on the back quarter of the homestead. After lunch, you'll have time to target practice.
You may gold pan on Wiggle Creek or relax with a game of horseshoes, croquette or pick berries (depending on the season).
Checking the gold pan for gold flecks.
Moose at Dennis' cabin
The fresh air, the silent serenity of the forest and the murmur of Wiggle Creek takes you a million miles away. There is a possibility of seeing Alaska wildlife including bears, fox, moose, bald eagles and wild birds.
Bring your camera
Weather permitting, you will have an excellent opportunity to capture photos of Denali (Mt. McKinley) and Alaska's wildlife.
Alaska ATV riding is a great activity for all the family. A real break from sitting in the car!
The whole family enjoys an ATV ride!
It's about a 4 to 6 hour tour. Tour duration depends on the number of riders. The time can be lengthened or shortened based on your schedule.
The usual tour schedule is 10am and 4:30pm departures. However, if you are a large party, please call me at 907-351-3914 and we can schedule a departure time to fit your needs.
Yes, and we also have boots, hats and sun glasses for your use. We have helmets available.
Layered clothes are good for warmth. Long-sleeved shirts will protect your arms from scratches. Tennis shoes are ok, hiking boots are better. And be sure to bring your camera as we might see Alaska wildlife and, if the weather cooperates, you will be able to capture images of Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley).
Yes, sandwiches are provided for lunch. Soft drinks and water are available.
Yes, depending on your ability.
Yes, it will be a little cozy and not as much fun.
Youngest 14. Oldest depends on ability.
4 adults, more if you want to sit on each other's laps.
A minimum of two up to a maximum of 20 people. Average tours consist of 8 people.
Possibly, I have talked to the animals but they do not always cooperate. Eagles and moose are the most likely animals along the trail. Occasionally, we've seen a bear.
Don't have time for a tour? We offer afternoon ATV rides. You can drive an ATV on a guided 1-2 hour wilderness "ride" around and through the majestic hills of Talkeetna.
Historic ATV Tour includes lunch and tour guide
$195 per person (4-6 hours)
Tour duration depends on number of riders
Alaska ATV Wilderness Rides
$100 per person (1-2 hours)
Ride duration depends on number of riders
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Terms: We require a 50% deposit to reserve your tour. Do not send your credit card information via email or on our Reservation Request form as it is not a safe way to handle your sensitive credit card information. Please phone us with your credit card information.
Cancellation Policy: If you should cancel your trip 30 or more days prior to reserved trip date, we will refund your deposit in full. If you cancel within 30 days of your reserved trip date, we will keep the deposit.
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Wiggle Creek and Dennis' Cabin
Covered wagon and ATV at Dennis' cabin at the homestead
At the target range
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