Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station

Denali National Park & Preserve, Near Talkeetna, Alaska

Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Located in the town of Talkeetna, about 100 miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve, this ranger station serves as the center of mountaineering operations. Climbers wishing to attempt Denali or other peaks in the Alaska Range stop here first, for an orientation to the mountain and to acquire their climbing permit. This ranger station also offers some visitor services, particularly in summer. It is open year-round.

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