Scenic Train Ride from Anchorage to Denali on the McKinley Explorer

Experience Alaska's majestic beauty aboard the McKinley Explorer, offering unparalleled views of Denali and the Alaskan wilderness on a memorable train journey.

Last updated: Apr 2024

    Adult rate is $306. No child rate; infants under 2 travel free on a lap.


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  1. Check-in: Arrive at the Anchorage Train Depot an hour before the 9:15 AM departure to check in with a valid ID and receive your boarding pass and seat assignment.
  2. Boarding: Take your seat on the upper level for the best views through the large dome windows.
  3. Departure: The train departs Anchorage, with Denali appearing on the horizon within the first 30 minutes.
  4. Sightseeing: Enjoy the passing landscapes, including towns, rivers, and natural wonders.
  5. Dining: Visit the lower-level dining area for breakfast or lunch, and the snack bar after 1:00 PM for light snacks and drinks.
  6. Arrival: Arrive at the Denali Train Depot around 4:40 PM, where local hotel and lodge shuttles meet passengers.



3900 Arctic Blvd Suite 304, Anchorage, AK 99503

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  • Camera
  • Medications
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Credit card for onboard purchases
  • Layered clothing for varying temperatures

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