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Address: 22267 S Hancock Street, Talkeetna, AK
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Guided hiking, nature walks, heli-hikes, birding, photography, backpacking,...

Guided hiking, nature walks, heli-hikes, birding, photography, backpacking, educational programs, and custom private trips in Denali State Park & Talkeetna. See wildlife, pristine wilderness and spectacular Mt. McKinley views with a great naturalist guide. Free local pickup for all trips. We are a gold level Adventure Green Alaska certified eco-tourism company committed to protecting the places we go.

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Byers Lake Tour

Fantastic! Beautiful. Leah, our guide, was so knowledgeable. We had a bit of rain, but the sun shone and we had a beautiful rainbow over the crystal clear lake.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Ohio, United States
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Ohio, United States
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic! Beautiful. Leah, our guide, was so knowledgeable. We had a bit of rain, but the sun shone and we had a beautiful rainbow over the crystal clear lake.

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Yes, we are so lucky to have Leah, with her wealth of knowledge and experience growing up in the Alaskan wilderness. We're so glad you joined us! More 

Prior Lake, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I booked this hike through Princess while staying at their McKinley Lodge. This was a great hike! I was concerned that it might be too strenuous, but while it was a workout; I never felt I wasn't able to do it. I am 58 years old and not really in great shape, although I had been doing 2-3 mile walks... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I'm so glad you rose to the challenge. You will be glad to know that we are on a brand new trail this year with much easier walking and even better views. We hope you come back and do it again! Shawn is back again this year and will be glad to hear you... More 

Arkansas
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Our guide Elyse met us to inform us that we were getting a private tour. For my wife & I, this was such a treat. We got to experience the "other" side of Denali, a much better view, I might add, although there isn't a bad view of this mountain. We traveled to the Alaska Veteran's Memorial and had a... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, and we'll pass it on to Elyse! Yes, we agree that the south view of Denali is unbeatable! We're glad you had such a memorable, personal experience. We believe that Alaska's visitors should have the chance to escape the crowds and explore nature with a real Alaskan guide. We're glad you did! More 

Rochester, New York
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2,946 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 959 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went on a private guided hike with a college student from Alaska Nature Guides. She took us o a 3.5 mile hike through the Talkeetna Lake Park, and we spent about 2-3 hours hiking around the various lakes looking at the wildfowl and other critters, along with discussing the various plants, berries, and trees along the way. Our guide... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! More 

The Villages, Florida
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63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Met our guide, Leah, at the lodge for the 20 min. drive to Byers lake. They had a variety of rain gear at the site and she fitted the 4 of us with galoshes which were definitely needed as it had rained a lot. The walk covered about 3/4 of a mile around the lake and Leah constantly pointed out... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and the strong recommendation! Too bad you got such a rainy day but we're glad Leah took care of you with the right gear. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We did two hikes with Alaska Nature Guides while in the Talkeetna area - as evening hike around the creatively named Lakes X, Y and Z, then a full day hike around Byers Lake. Our guide for the full day was Toni - she was knowledgeable and really helpful, and despite the rain, gave us a great hike experience with... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review for your Byers Lake Nature Walk and Talkeetna Lakes Hike. We'll pass it on to Toni! She's on her seventh year with us and we're sure lucky to have her. More 

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16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Our guide Shaun was very knowledgeable. Buyers Lake was very beautiful. This a mix of scenic, historical and nature. Great tour

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give a great review for your Byers Lake Nature Walk with Shawn. He's back again this year, so he'll be delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much. More 

Eustis, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I was very fortunate to do the Denali Wilderness Hike a couple weeks ago. The trail was beautiful and our guide, Josh, was an amazing wealth of knowledge. He seemed to know every detail of every organism around us. It was so much fun to listen to his passion for everything around us. The hike was much more of an... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

People often ask why they should go with a guide when hiking in Alaska. Your review states it perfectly! Thank you. More 

Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We took a 3.2 mile hike in the Talkeetna Lakes with Sam. It was a great, well-maintained trail, but what made the experience special was Sam's extensive knowledge of the local bird, plant and animal life and his willingness to share it with us. There wasn't much in the way of animal life, which could have been a disappointment, but... More 

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We're so glad you had such a great time exploring the wonders of nature on your Talkeetna Lakes Hike with our great guide Sam! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We participated in several activities with Alaska Nature Guides on a recent trip to Alaska. All of the activities were fun and educational. They were well suited for people of all ages.

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Howard C, Owner at Alaska Nature Guides, responded to this review

Thank you for the exceptional review! More 

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