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See 50% more of Denali National Park than most park tours, with 13 hours of amazing scenery and wildlife. Our local guides will ensure you get the best opportunities to view the park’s legendary landmarks, introduce you to a host of authentic Alaskan activities and a unique creek-side lunch at our Miner’s Day Lodge, and take you through the rugged habitats of bears, moose, caribou and more. To experience the thrills and beauty of Denali, all you need is one day and a healthy sense of adventure.
Due to a partial Denali Park Road closure, remaining tours for 2021 will only go as far as mile 43. The tour price will be reduced to $99 and tours will return by 11:30 AM. Lunch will no longer be included. Note: Tours departing Aug 31 – Sept 3 will only go as far as Teklanika (mile 30), for a reduced tour price of $69.
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Your tour starts at Denali Cabins, located at the edge of the park. After brief stops to pick up guests at other Denali hotels, we will head into the park for our journey.
Stretch your legs as you peer down at the expansive braided Teklanika River below. In the early morning light, the landscape takes on a spectacular glow.
The gorgeous kaleidoscope of colors formed by volcanic rock is at the end of the a spindly, curvy section. Watch for grizzlies, moose and caribou below!
The road drops back down to 3,000 feet here as it crosses the Toklat River. Glacial rivers converge in a sediment-rich braided stream that opens into a broad U-shaped valley.
The view is incredible—you're only 33 miles from the summit of Denali! Take a short walk through the high alpine vegetation, where each plant and flower that grows is miniature and mighty, or head into the Visitor’s Center to learn more.
Let your mind drift back in time to when this little settlement was a hotbed of activity 100 years ago. A short but exciting gold rush here was an impetus to the creation of Mt. McKinley National Park. After a hearty lunch at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, you choose an active adventure from our menu - how about gold-panning or a naturalist hike? It's up to you!
Steve was knowledgeable, funny, eagle eye guide. Best value we spent in Alaska! Denali Backcountry is the only Bus tour that can get you to the lodge and the views at the end of the road! The day hike with a naturalist was a sweet surprise!
Moose, caribou, grizzly and black bears, Dall sheep and more highlighted the experience. Our journey ended with Denali majestically breaking through the clouds, completing our adventure. Could not recommend this excursion more!
Our adventure was led by Sherri C. Her knowledge of the Park and its history added so much to the trip. We spotted incredible animals, we learned history, we viewed amazing sights and ate a wonderful lunch. Do not hesitate for a moment—this is the best tour out there.
We really enjoyed the long day! Saw lots of wildlife, Denali and beautiful vistas. I would highly recommend this tour and especially Missy, her driving was safe and skillful on the winding dirt road and her fun narrative kept us informed and entertained!
Sherri was an absolutely terrific guide! She kept us all entertained with her relevant stories & sharp eye catching all wildlife that we could enjoy. A trip of a lifetime with a great guide. We would highly recommend.
Keep your camera ready to snap photos of wildlife and iconic landscapes at every turn. These are sure to be pictures worth sharing!
Our charming and well-informed driver-guides offer narration en route that means you'll be learning and understanding while you go. And they can spot wildlife in amazing places!
If you only have one day to explore Denali National Park, join us on a journey into the wild sanctuary at the heart of this majestic park and make the most of each moment.
After a hearty lunch at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, you choose an active adventure from our menu—how about gold-panning or a naturalist hike? It's up to you!
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