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The Experience of a Lifetime

A stay at Denali Backcountry Lodge is a truly immersive experience. Everything from guided excursions to chef-prepared meals are taken care of, so all you have to do is focus on getting to know this incredible part of the world.

Once you arrive at the lodge via helicopter, you’ll be amazed by the remoteness and peacefulness of the backcountry. The lodge is situated next to a river valley frequented by a variety of wildlife. With such limited access to the lodge, guests are in for true seclusion and have an even greater chance of spotting wild animals roaming freely.

How you choose to fill your day is up to you, and the options are endless. Hiking, biking, fishing and gold panning abound in the surrounding area. We also have resident Naturalist Guides that offer guided hikes and excursions. If you’re in the mood for some rest and relaxation, The Nest Spa & Wellness Center offers a range of unique massage options, and our complimentary wood-fired saunas are the perfect place to unwind.

Experience Highlights

Naturalist Guides

Our team of Naturalists are available to lead you on guided hiking excursions. Whether you want to explore on foot, by bike or from one of our shuttles, our guides offer suggestions based off your interests and take you on adventures you wouldn’t experience on your own. What’s more, our Naturalists are highly knowledgeable and can answer all your questions about the area, providing expert insight into everything you see.

Self-Guided Activities

If you want to explore on your own, our team can point you in the right direction. Denali Park Road is yours to discover. Take one of our mountain bikes and head to Wonder Lake or down to the McKinley Bar Trail. Or hike up to Quigley Ridge for incredible panoramic views of the area. History buffs won’t want to miss Fannie Quigley’s cabin, which offers a fascinating glimpse into Denali’s history and the life of an Alaska pioneer and mining legend.

Backcountry Dining

Fresh, seasonal, chef-prepared meals are included in your stay and served in our main lodge. Mornings start with freshly brewed coffee, hot meals and baked goods. Later in the day, a hearty buffet-style lunch will help fuel your adventures. And in the evening, you’ll gather with your fellow adventurers to share stories of your day over cocktails and appetizers, followed by a delicious home-cooked meal.

Getting Here is Half the Adventure

As you journey out to the lodge, you’ll see Denali National Park & Preserve in a unique way. Included in your stay is transportation to and from the backcountry lodge on a 35-minute helicopter ride, departing from Temsco Aviation base (complimentary shuttle provided from Denali Cabins). Along the way you’ll be treated to scenic and expansive views of this incredible region.

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