Caribou Lodge

Experience what it's like living the Alaska wilderness lifestyle at a small family run lodge.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Accommodation: 2 nights
  • Starting at: $969 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Fly-in only lodge easily accessible just 15 minutes from Talkeetna with views of Denali. Lodge owners are year-round residents and greet each arriving flight. A summer visit includes a variety of hiking options to explore the area each day, or kayaking or canoeing on the lake. Winter offers cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and aurora viewing options. Enjoy home cooked meals served in the main lodge where lodge hosts share their experiences living life "off the grid". Guests stay in one of three cozy cabins and share two exceptionally clean outhouses, along with a a centrally located shower house and sauna.

Tour Overview

Caribou Lodge is an Alaska wilderness lodge located on a remote lake above the timberline in the Talkeetna Mountains, just southeast of Denali National Park and east of Talkeetna. Nature and tranquility are its only neighbors. Caribou Lodge is one of a select few Alaska lodges with fantastic views of Denali and the Talkeetna Mountains yet is actually not located inside Denali National Park. Wildlife in the area include caribou, moose, grizzly and black bears, Dall sheep, wolves, coyotes, fox, wolverine and many species of birds.

The long days of summer bring awesome early sunrises at Caribou Lodge, and the elegance of the midnight sun as it slips behind Mt. McKinley is a sight to behold. Spending a few days in your private rustic but comfortable cabin at Caribou Lodge is an insightful and authentic way to experience living in the Alaska bush.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip float plane flight from Talkeetna
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • All meals while at the lodge
  • Service of guides
  • Use of recreational equipment
  • All taxes and fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Talkeetna to Caribou Lodge

Arrival in Talkeetna on own. Depart from Talkeetna on a 20 minute flight by bush plane to Caribou Lodge. The lodge owners will greet you upon arrival. After an orientation of the lodge, you will discuss and plan your daily activities. There's time in the afternoon for some activities or to just relax at the lodge. Overnight at Caribou Lodge.

Day
2

Caribou Lodge

Activities include hiking and exploring the high alpine tundra from the lodge. You can view wildlife, flora and fauna for unlimited photography opportunities or take a leisurely boat ride around the lake and try your hand at catch-and-release fishing. In season, fields of wildflowers and mouthwatering berries can be found on one of the many hiking options, from the short hike for a 360 degree view of Denali or to one of the nearby lakes, streams, and beaver ponds for observing the wildlife. Overnight at Caribou Lodge.

Day
3

Caribou Lodge to Talkeetna

After breakfast you will depart on the scenic flight back to Talkeetna. Tour ends upon arrival in Talkeetna.

An Anchorage departure is possible, please contact us for details.


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