Ride one of America's last flag stop trains! The Hurricane Turn Train has delivered Alaska locals to their remote cabins since 1923. On this wilderness run, get off the train anywhere along the 55-mile stretch: hike, fish, or journey to a remote cabin. When you are ready to return to civilization, you can stop the train on its return with the wave of a flag. Or stay on for the entire route for a one-of-a- kind day trip.
The Summer Hurricane Turn Train departs from Talkeetna. From there, the 115-mile route threads its way along the Susitna River and through the Indian River Canyon before arriving to the spectacular views of Hurricane Gulch.
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There is no food service onboard. However, guests are welcome to bring their own meals (visitors may wish to take advantage of Talkeetna's many tasty restaurants to bring a to-go meal).
Departure is at 12:45 pm from the Talkeetna Depot, located at mile 13.5 Talkeetna Spur Rd, Thursday-Monday. (Ticketed passengers may also board at the section house in downtown Talkeetna at 12:15 pm). Transfers are provided for Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge guests.
Tickets are available for purchase onboard; however, customers wishing to use credit cards must purchase tickets at the Talkeetna Depot or by calling reservations at 800-544-0552 or 907-265-2494.
Note: The Hurricane Turn is a flag stop train and may run late depending on the number of stops. The train only stops in each location when passengers are getting on or off the train. In rare instances, it may not be possible to see the Hurricane Gulch area due to other trains operation schedules.
Additionally, no fuel is allowed onboard any Alaska Railroad train, including the Hurricane Turn.
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