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Alaska ATV  Adventures

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Historic Tours: On this narrated Adventure, you drive an ATV through Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna, experience a Scenic Trail Ride to DeVore's Historic Homestead. Enjoy a Deli Sandwich, Target Practice and Pan for Gold in Wiggle Creek.

Rides: Drive your ATV through Downtown Talkeetna, Cross Talkeetna River Bridge and Ride ten miles of Scenic Groomed Trails.

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Ready for Alaska Adventure

Guests ready to head out on all terrain vehicles and covered wagon

Drive an ATV or ride an ATV-drawn covered wagon.

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Enjoy your Talkeetna visit!

Nagley's Store is a 100-year old store in Historic Talkeetna

Historic Talkeenta Store.

German Shepard rides on ATV

Bosco, Dennis' German Shepherd, enjoys riding along with the ATV tour.

Historic Talkeetna

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.

Quads starting across the railroad bridge

We depart Talkeetna and cross the Talkeetna River.

All terrain vehicles crossing the bridge

We made it!

Watch for moose along the trail.

Bull moose along the ATV trail

Remote Homestead

We ride five scenic miles on ATV-only trails to DeVore's family homestead.

A great ride on an all terrain trail

This is a rare opportunity to visit an original Alaskan Homestead, view the original cabin, various implements and tools used by the early day pioneers. Your guide relates to you the hardships and challenges faced during their first winters.

ATVs arrive at historic homestead

The old 1959 homestead buildings are where the DeVore family lived their first years in Alaska.


Next, it is lunch if on the tour at Dennis' personal cabin on Wiggle Creek at the back quarter of the homestead. After lunch, you'll have time to target practice.

Target practicing at the historic homestead

You may gold pan on Wiggle Creek, relax with a game of horseshoes, or pick berries (depending on the season).

Finding gold at the homestead

Checking the gold pan for gold flakes.

Moose at the pond

Moose at Dennis' cabin

Enjoy the off-road Wilderness

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

Beautiful fall landscape near Talkeetna, Alaska

Fall colors at Dennis' cabin.

Majestic views of Denali when riding along the ATV trail

Weather permitting, you will have an excellent opportunity to capture photos of Mt. 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!


Historic ATV Tour
Your "Historic ATV Adventure"

  • Mount your ATV at Denali Fireside

  • ATV Operation and Safety Instructions

  • Next stop the Village Airstrip

  • Your guide shares the history of Talkeetna

  • Then you'll fire up your ATVs and ride through Historic Talkeetna

  • Cross the Talkeetna River and head for the Homestead

  • Story time at the DeVore Homestead, learn about the hardships of homesteading

  • On to Dennis' cabin for lunch, target practice, gold panning, berry picking or relaxing

  • And then it's back to Talkeetna, Alaska

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How do I make reservations?

Fill out reservation form. Dennis will email you back.

How long is the tour?

It's about a four hour tour. Tour duration depends on the number of riders. The time can be lengthened or shortened based on your schedule.

What time of day do you start tours?

The usual tour schedule is 11:00am and 2:00pm 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.

Do you furnish rain clothes?

Yes. We also have boots, hats and sun glasses for your use. We have helmets available.

What do we need to bring?

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).

Do you furnish a meal?

Yes, Deli sandwiches are provided for lunch when you are on the tour. See the Deli lunch menu. Soft drinks and water are available.

What sanitary precautions do you provide?

Machines are power-washed with water and disinfected after each use. Rain gear, gloves, boots, helmets, and glasses are spray disinfected. Hand sanitizer is provided. Dust masks are available for your use.

Can two ride on one ATV?

Yes, we have two-up ATVs.

What are the age limits to drive an ATV?

Must be 13 or older and have the ability to operate the ATV safely.

How many can ride in the covered wagon?

4 adults, more if you want to sit on each other's laps.

How many people can you take at time?

A minimum of 2 guests up to a maximum of 20 guests. Average tours consist of 8 guests.

Will we see wildlife?

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.


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Wilderness Trail Rides

We offer ATV rides through Historic Talkeetna, across the Talkeenta River and over 10 miles of Groomed Trails and through Magestic Forests of Alaska.

Rates and Terms

All adventures include ATV Operation and Safety Instructions.

Guided Historic ATV Tour includes Ten-mile Trail Ride, Homestead Visit, Deli Lunch, Target Practice and Gold Panning.
$290 per adult (4 hours), age 10 and under half price
Tour duration depends on number of riders

Guided Wilderness ATV Ride includes Drive through Downtown Talkeetna, Cross Talkeetna River Bridge, Ride 10 miles of Groomed Trails.

$170 per adult (2 hours), age 10 and under half price
Ride duration depends on number of riders

Prices include tax and gear.

To contact us or inquire about availability, please fill out the registration form.

To finalize a reservation, call
Dennis: 907-351-3914
Dana: 907-317-3750

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Denali Fireside Cabins & Suites
The place to stay in Talkeetna!

Have a Question? Call or email Dennis

Dennis: 907-351-3914
Dana: 907-317-3750

Talkeetna welcome sign


View of Dennis' cabin and Wiggle Creek

Wiggle Creek and Dennis' Cabin

Guests with ATV and covered wagon at the homestead

Covered wagon and ATV at Dennis' cabin at the homestead

Celebrating a bullseye at the homestead target range

At the target range

Moose on the trail

More to Do

Where to Eat

The Roadhouse

Mountain High Pizza Pie

Denali Brewing Company & Denali Brewpub

Wildflower Cafe

West Rib Pub & Grill

Latitude 62 Lodge & Cafe

Where to Shop

Aurora Dora

Beadberry Patch

Denali Dry Goods

Frontier Gifts

Historic Nagley's Store

The Patchwork Moose

Talkeetna Gifts and Collectables

Village Arts and Crafts