Denali National Park: Talkeetna Ranger Station - Talkeetna, AK
N 62° 19.348 W 150° 07.055
5V E 649339 N 6913431
Quick Description: This is the first stop anyone attempting to summit Mt. McKinley or Mt. Foraker - it is where they all register onto and off of the North American's highest mountains.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2010 11:02:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM8VZD
Talkeetna Ranger Station is home to Denali National Park's Climbing Rangers. It is also the first and last stop climbers make when climbing Mt. McKinley or Mt. Foraker. In order to attempt a summit of either mountain, all cimbers must register, pay an additional fee, attend a mandatory hour briefing, and go through a complete check list of their supplies with an experienced park service climber.
If you're not attempting to make any summit climb, go ahead and enjoy the movie that is shown in the lobby and read through some of the books available.
The most current statistics of climbers on the mountain, those signed in and out of the mountain, successful summits and percentage of success is also posted and updated daily.
The center also offers general park information, climbing information for the Alaska Range, summer interpretive programs, and a bookstore. There is also a US National Park Passport cancellation station located here.
Ranger Station Mailing Address:
Talkeetna Ranger Station
P.O. Box 588
Talkeetna, AK 99676
Ranger Station Phone:
Off Road Directions:
Follow Main Street through town and make a left at the end, where the street turns into a parking area for the town park.
Public Restrooms: yes
Trail Conditions: yes
Website if it is available: [Web Link]
Hours of Operation: Mid-April to Labor Day: Daily 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM / Remainder of year: M - F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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