With daily summer departures both north and south of Anchorage, the Alaska Railroad is an ideal way to plan a memorable daytrip outside the city – before catching the train back to Anchorage that evening.
On clear days, Denali Star Train passengers can see incredible views of Denali en route to flightseeing, jetboating or hiking in beautiful Talkeetna.
Hop aboard the Glacier Discovery Train for scenic views, animal encounters and rafting at Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Or, ride the Coastal Classic Train to Seward, where visitors can cruise past wildlife and glaciers in the Kenai Fjords or hike to Exit Glacier.
– Meghan Clemens, The Alaska Railroad