Talkeetna ATV 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.
Historic Talkeenta Store.
Bosco, Dennis' German Shepherd, enjoys riding along with the ATV tour.
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.
We depart Talkeetna and cross 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, 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.
The old 1959 homestead buildings are where the DeVore family lived their first years in Alaska.
Next, it is lunch at Dennis' personal cabin on Wiggle Creek at 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 flakes.
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 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!
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 on 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
Fill out reservation form. Dennis will email you back.
It's about a 3 to 4 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 10:00am and 4:00pm 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.
Yes. 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. See the lunch menu. 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 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
$210 per person (3-4 hours)
Tour duration depends on number of riders
Alaska ATV Wilderness Rides with tour guide
$100 per person (1-2 hours)
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.
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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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