Frequently Asked Questions

Denali National Park is accessible by rail, motorcoach, car, or by air charter.

Visitors can embark on a train journey to Denali National Park from either Anchorage or Fairbanks with options to stop along the way in Wasilla and Talkeetna. Ask our travel experts about train travel options and schedules to fit your travel needs.

Those traveling by car or motor coach can depart from Anchorage and drive approximately 4.5 hours or from Fairbanks for approximately 2.5 hours on the Parks Highway.

A chartered air flight into Denali may be booked from Talkeetna or Anchorage and can be arranged by speaking with one of our travel experts. 
Kantishna is located at the end of the Denali Park Road in the heart of Denali National Park. 
Yes. There are several air taxi services that will fly to Kantishna from Anchorage, Talkeetna, or Fairbanks. Speak with one of our travel experts who can help you book your flight.
Private vehicles are permitted on the Denali Park Road only as far as Savage River, 13 miles into the Park.  Travel beyond this point is only allowed on the park shuttle, on foot or by bike. Passengers can disembark from the shuttles and reboard at any time along the road to explore the area, however should be aware of the shuttle schedule and note that reboarding is permitted based on space availability.

For the best opportunities to spot wildlife and get views of Mt.McKinley, we recommend the Denali Backcountry Adventure. This full-day tour travels the entire length of the Denali Park Road with ample opportunities for sightseeing. 
 
You can stay for as long as you desire. To make the most of your time at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, we recommend staying for a minimum of three nights so you can fully explore the area and experience the activities offered.
Though we cannot guarantee it, it is likely you will spot wildlife while exploring in Denali National Park and in Denali's backcountry.  
 
Our Denali Backcountry Adventure is the included transportation option to Denali Backountry Lodge. The driver guides are knowledgeable about the area, and are experienced at finding the right spots to help guests search for wildlife. 
Yes. Though we cannot guarantee it, there is a good chance you can spot the Northern Lights while visiting Denali National Park. The best opportunities to see the Northern Lights from the Denali Backcountry Lodge are in late August and September. The staff here are happy to wake you up if they appear - just let them know while you're there! 
All of your meals are included during your stay at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and are served in the Main Lodge and Day Lodge on site. 
Absolutely! We love exploring the backcountry, and our local staff can help you select a trail by sharing their favorite. If you plan to go on a longer hike, we can also make sure you're prepared with a packed lunch and bear spray.
We offer a variety of daily hikes for every level of comfort ranging from casual to challenging, so everyone can be included.