combing flag stop train with rafting the Susitna river

Backcountry Flag Stop Rail n’ Raft Tour

Combine the Flag Stop Train with a Raft Tour
Distance: 12 miles
Duration: 4 1/2 hours round trip
Minimum 6 guests: guests must book this Tour 48hrs in advance
Rated: Soft Backcountry Adventure


Month: Runs from June 1 through September 1
Tour Times / Dates: 12:15 pm Thursday through Monday from June 1st to Sept 1st, 2022
Place: Departure at the Talkeetna Passenger Depot


Adults: $188.00 per person
Alaska Residents or Military: discount at checkout
Child (12 and under): $126.00 – children have to weight 35 lb or more




Rafters and guides catch the historic Flag Stop Hurricane Train (The last flag stop train in America).  A short rail ride carries you to Chase, approximately 11 miles north of Talkeetna.

It’s just a few paces down to the riverbank, where your guide will begin readying your transportation for a float trip on the main vein of the Alaska Range, the mighty Susitna River. Just sit back and relax as the silt-filled currents take you down one of the largest rivers in the US.

Along the float trip, you’ll stop on one of the many islands to stretch your legs and look for animal tracks.

 On the second half of this trip, you will be treated to world-class views of the Alaska Range and Talkeetna Mountains on a clear day.

Rafters will be back between 4:30 and 5:30 pm, just in time for that last-minute shopping or dinner at one of our great local restaurants.


Tours are guided float tours, which include rail tickets, snacks and PFDs 

Information we will need for the tour:

Rail Tickets: Guests’ full names and ages.

Where to meet? 

All tours meet at the Talkeetna Main Rail Depot at 12:15, next to the benches near the restrooms. If driving, please get a parking pass from the main desk in the depot before parking. 

Please bring a mask. They’re still required by the railroad. 

Cancellation Policy

If your party or any individual in your party cancels outside of 7 days of your scheduled trip, we will provide a full refund minus $25/pp administration fee. No refund will be given, if your party or any individual in your party cancels inside of 7 days of your scheduled trip. No refunds will be given for no-shows. Weather is not a cause for cancellation since trips run rain or shine. Denali View Raft Adventures can cancel a trip for any reason (including severe weather and/or high water conditions, minimum amount of participants not met) and we will in that case provide a 100% refund. Tour need a minimum of 4 people in total to go.