Keep your binoculars and cameras ready. While our driver-guides sometimes seems to have eyes on the back of their heads, it’s a group effort to spot wildlife in the sprawling wilderness of Denali.
Scan the landscape for anomalies—an off color, a strange shape or anything that’s moving. And then holler if you see something interesting. Our driver-guides know a whole lot about the animals of Denali.
There are 39 species of mammals and 169 species of birds in Denali. This includes the “Big Five”—grizzly bear, moose, Dall sheep, caribou and wolf. But don’t forget about the little guys—hares, pikas, voles and shrews.
Your best chances to see wildlife are on the bus that takes you furthest into the national park. It gives you time to see more of the wilderness and to come to understand it’s mysteries in a more intimate way. By the time you’re en route out of Kantishna, you’ll be a seasoned park traveler.