Pre-Conference Activities

All excursions start at 1 p.m. Sept. 25

Get inspired before the conference begins with one of these fun adventures to explore Talkeetna with some of the best guides in the area. To save the online ticketing fees we’d have to charge, please call direct to these businesses to reserve your spot. Be sure to mention you’re with the Confluence Conference when you call to register.

North Shore Cyclery Bikes & Brews Cruise. Discount Confluence rates: $77 to rent an e-bike. $49 to rent standard mountain bike; $32 if you bring your own bike. Call 907-733-9999 to reserve this trip.

Join keynote speaker Mark Preiss and follow Shawn Thelen, the pied piper of biking, as you pedal your way around town on a fun Tour de Talkeetna that ends at Denali Brewing Co. Tour the brew facilities and sample some fresh libations. Includes post-ride shuttle back to town for you and your bike.

• Talkeetna Lakes Guided Hike with Alaska Nature Guides. $64 includes transportation to/from your lodging. Call 907-733-1237 to reserve this trip.

Explore Talkeetna's best trail with a great naturalist guide. A new scene of beauty unfolds around every turn on this three-mile moderate hike. Look for loons and kingfishers on the lakes, moose and bears in the woods, and Denali on the horizon. This lush old-growth forest is alive with songbirds, wildflowers, berries, and mushrooms. The fresh air, exercise, and healthy homemade snack will renew and invigorate you. This is a great trip in any weather.

• Ultimate Talkeetna ATV Tour. $220 includes sack lunch. Call 907-733-9999 to reserve your trip on Sept. 25.

This trip has it all. Storytelling about Talkeetna’s history, target shooting with an assortment of guns, gold panning, berry picking or just relaxing at a rustic backcountry cabin. Trip advisor rates this #5 of 34 things to do in Talkeetna. Rave reviews!