The Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers a remote and quite beautiful location that is only 40 minutes from Anchorage by air. This is an amazing place that offers guest over 20 years of guiding visitors to their dream wilderness activities. The lodge sits along the banks of the Talachulitna River and Judd Lake and offers views of Mt. McKinley and the Tordrillo Mountains.
The accommodations offer guests a blend of lush decor and rugged wilderness all wrapped up in an interesting architectural style. There are three decks on which guests can relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. There is a hot tub with amazing views of the lake and the night sky. There are a great room and a family room where guests can settle in and enjoy their stay.
Heli-Fishing with the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge
One thing that the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge offers guests that few other lodges can offer is helicopter access to some of the most remote and hidden fishing spots in the Tordrillo Mountains. These are locations where you rarely see another person and that means the fishing is pristine. The areas offer all five species of Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, Arctic Char and Northern Pike. There is a lot of opportunity for successful fishing when you use a helicopter to access some of the best fishing spots that most people would never find. The advantage of the helicopter is that it can set you down in places where a float plane cannot reach and where boats cannot reach. This means that the fishing here is beyond excellent.
The King Salmon show up first and offer wonderful fishing from June through the middle of July. There are the biggest salmon of all the salmon in Alaska and offer excellent sport and fight. The Chum or Tiger Salmon and during the even numbered years the pink salmon show up at the beginning of July and stay through the last week of August. The Sockeye or Red Salmon show up during the last week of July and stay through August. The Silvers arrive mid-July and stay until mid-September. There are salmon available from June through September. Why fight the crowds when you can have the best salmon hole to yourself?
The Trout, Char, Grayling, and Pike
The trout and char both follow the salmon. These opportunistic feeders spend the summer gorging themselves on salmon roe. Both are fun to catch on a fly rod or via a spinner rod. Your guide can help you target either of these if you limit out on Salmon. Rainbow in Alaska can reach 18 pounds. There are many locations around where you can find the larger rainbows. Dolly Varden are char that are often mistaken for rainbows. They too, get quite big, and an 8-15 pound Dolly Varden is an amazing catch. The smaller grayling, which weigh under 3 pounds offer a lot of sport. These are smart little fish that will put your fishing skills to the test. If you want to try your hand at a top tier predator, gear up for Northern Pike fishing. It is an experience every fisherman should try.
The Other Goodies
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge has a whole list of activities such as remote skiing, to offer their guests. The heli-skiing and heli-fishing expeditions are amazing. If you are looking for adventure, this is the place to come.