Friday, August 8, 2014

Exploring Alaska on the McKinley Explorer

From 2014 07 08 McKinley Explorer

One way to travel the 230 miles from Anchorage to Denali National Park is on the McKinley Explorer dome railcars. Large curved glass domes give you a panoramic view of the unfolding scenery, mostly forests and lakes and mountains in the distance, but also a glimpse at ex-half-term Gov. Sarah Palin's privacy fence in Wassila. If you are lucky, you'll be able to see Mt. McKinley (aka Denali), if it's not wrapped in clouds (which it was for us).

More about our trip on the McKinley Explorer after the jump.



From 2014 07 08 McKinley Explorer

When you get hungry, you can go to the lower level and have breakfast or lunch. We had the reindeer chili, which tasted just like regular chili, truth be told. By late afternoon, you arrive at the train station at the Denali National Park Visitors Center. All in all, a most comfortable way to "explore."

From 2014 07 08 McKinley Explorer

All photos from our trip on the McKinley Explorer can be seen on Google Photos.

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