Denali Park Tundra Wilderness Bus Tour $180pp
Departs from Denali. 7-9 hour tour.
Everything about Denali National Park is big: the scenery, the mountains, the incredible beauty, and the animals.
The Tundra Wilderness Tour is an excellent way to spot the wildlife Alaska is so famous for: moose, bear, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep and more.
Fully narrated by a naturalist, this 7 to 9-hour tour travels 53 miles into Denali National Park to the Toklat River. The tour focuses on scouting out the wildlife in the park, in addition to explaining the historical and geographical background of the area.
The tour offers frequent photo opportunities.
Rest stops are made approximately every 90 minutes and a light snack with hot beverage is included.
Exact departure times will be assigned 48 hours prior to scheduled tour date.
Generally, morning tours depart between 5:30am to 7:30am.
**Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets the night before your tour at the activities desk of your assigned departure location.
*Price for this tour includes the Park entrance fee.
** You may want to bring a boxed lunch along as no concessions are available once the tour begins.
**Early Season Notice: Tours departing early and late season (5 to 7 days at the beginning and end of the season) generally travel 33 miles into Denali National Park due to weather and road conditions.
Kantishna Wilderness Trails Bus Tour $199 pp
Departs from Denali, 12-13 h.
The Kantishna Wilderness Trails tour is the premier Denali Park wilderness bus excursion.
Spend the entire day in Denali National Park and discover a piece of Alaska's gold rush history and warm hospitality at the historic Kantishna Roadhouse, located just past Wonder Lake on the banks of Moose Creek.
Your 12 to 13-hour fullynarrated excursion to Kantishna travels via a custom motorcoach through 95 miles of Denali National Park's prime wildlife habitat.
The last 30 miles allow for full viewing of Mt. McKinley, weather permitting. The wilderness backcountry of Denali Park provides diverse habitats which support big-game species such as black bear, grizzly, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf, and wolverine. Forests and high alpine tundra are also home to porcupine, hare, squirrel, marmot, mink, marten, beaver, lynx, fox, and coyote.
Hot beverages and refreshments are included en route to the Kantishna Roadhouse.
After a hearty home-cooked lunch in the dining room at the Roadhouse, relax and visit the Historical Recorder's Cabin and enjoy a dog sled demonstration.
This is easily the most luxurious way to experience Mt. McKinley.
Kantishna Experience Denali Bus Tour $262pp
Departs from Denali. 11-12 hour tour.
Journey to the end of the road and discover the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve!
To preserve the fragile ecosystem of Denali National Park, the National Park Service has limited access on the park road for private vehicles. A bus tour is the best way to experience the park and this tour goes all the way to the end of the Park road.
Follow the trails of Fannie Quigley to the old gold town of Kantishna on this all day adventure deep into Denali National Park - 90 miles each way!
This tour is fully narrated by both a Certified Interpretive Guide and a National Park Service Interpretive Ranger.
This unique 11-12 hour experience gives you a longer opportunity for full-time wildlife spotting. You'll also learn more about Denali National Park and spend time in Kantishna learning about its interesting history and role in Interior Alaska.
Visit the home of Fannie Quigley herself as you tour through the town of Kantishna.
**The Kantishna Experience includes a snack and beverages.
**The price for this tour includes the Park entrance fee.
Denali Shuttle to Eielson Visitor Center $ 44pp
Departs from Denali. 8 hours.
The Denali shuttle bus to Fish Creek is the official shuttle bus service into Denali National Park.
There is no tour narration provided by the driver.
The shuttle is best suited for those visitors who are seeking flexibility in their day trip into the Park and would like to have the option of getting off the bus (after mile 20) to hike or explore independently.
After June 8th, if you would like to travel further into the Park, you can purchase tickets at the Toklat River stop. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis.
The Denali shuttle service leaves from the Wilderness Access Center, or WAC, located at Park Road, Mile 1 inside Denali National Park. If you have your own transportation, parking is available at the WAC. Most area hotels will also provide a shuttle for those who need transportation.
Please check with your hotel upon arrival to make arrangements for any necessary transportation to the WAC.
**You'll need to exchange your voucher for your boarding pass at the WAC at least 30 minutes prior to the Denali shuttle departure.
**If you get off the bus: Keep the shuttle ticket stub in order to re-board later.
**Price includes Park entrance and ticketing fee.
**Eielson Visitor Center at mile 66 will not open until mid June. Until that time, this shuttle bus trip will turn around at Fish Creek at mile 63.
Denali Helicopter Excursion $385 pp
Departs from Denali. 90 minutes (with 35 min flight).
Experience the thrill of helicopter flightseeing, and see Alaska like you've never seen it before.
Soar over the Denali NP for 35 minutes of unforgettable views along the rugged spine of the famous Alaska Range. Your adventure begins at our heliport overlooking the Nenana River.
Your flight offers stunning views of towering peaks and massive valleys carved by glaciers through the rugged backcountry. There is no better way to discover the vast expanses of Alaska s natural beauty. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the Cantwell Glacier as it cascades over 1000 feet to the valley below while North America s tallest peak looms in the background.
Plan for about 90 minutes for this tour including transfers, flight time 35 minutes.
Denali Jeep® Backcountry Safari $133. pp
Departs from Denali.3.5 hour tour.
Your adventure begins near the entrance to Denali National Park where you meet your guide, receive your orientation and Jeep® assignment, then head North a short distance on the George Parks Highway toward the town of Healy.
Your destination is the Stampede Road. Once called the Stampede Trail, and not shown on most Alaska maps, this road was carved out of the wilderness by early miners working the area’s Kantishna gold fields and antimony mine.
Stampede Road gained notoriety in Jon Krakauer's novel, Into The Wild. Your tour takes you to the very same road that young Christopher McCandless took to enter the Alaskan wilderness.
The first few miles of the Stampede Road are paved, but beyond this point your guide will lead you along some very primitive roadway providing you with plenty of bumps and dips and sways.
Your Jeep Wrangler® carries four guests, and there will be ample opportunity to switch drivers so everyone can enjoy the thrill of maneuvering along this wilderness road.
Interactive two-way radios allow your guide to explain the area’s rich history, point out interesting sights along the way, plus provide tips on the condition of the road ahead!
Denali Hiking - 'Steps Thru Time' $109 pp
Departs from Denali. 3.5 hour tour.
Experience Denali's wilderness by stepping away from the developed area of Denali and immersing yourself in a hike through the forest.
This moderately strenuous 3.5-hour guided hike will set you on the trail of discovery as your certified guide explains the unique natural attributes of the area.
Follow in the footsteps of frontier hunters as you trek to an old hunting cabin, and take in the spectacular scenery on this invigorating hike.
You'll get a bird's eye view of the glacially-carved Nenana River
valley, and wildlife sightings are always possible.
Remember to pack your camera and your binoculars.
Hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes are highly encouraged.
'Steps Thru Time' is part of the Voices of Discovery Interpretive Program recognized by the National Park Service.
Fixed Wing Mt. McKinley Glacier Landing $479pp - 3 pax min.
Departs from Denali. Approximately 3.5 hours.
Your trip begins with a short transfer from your Denali hotel to the Healy Airport, located roughly 12 miles north of the Denali Park entrance area.
As your flight departs you will fly across the Outer Range Mountains - low, rounded ridges home to Dall sheep, wolves, and caribou.
Next you are over the heart of Denali National Park, and fly across the near jagged spine of the central Alaska Range with massive walls of rock and ice.
You will see glacier moraines, mile-long piles of rocky rubble scrubbed from the mountains through which the glaciers pass.
On your return flight, take in even more views of Mt. McKinley, and look for climbers toiling up the knife-edged snow ridges toward the summit.
Rafting Whitewater Run $85 pp
Departs from Denali. 3 hour tour (2 hours on river).
Experience the thrill of a whitewater raft adventure during your stay in Denali. Hang on! It's whitewater ahead!
You'll get wet and enjoy every minute of it as we head for Healy, eleven miles downriver. Get into some real whitewater rafting as you hang on through thrilling rapids such as 'Cable Car,' 'Coffee Grinder' and 'Ice Worm'!
This run on the Nenana River features class III and class IV rapids. Rafting trips feature an experienced, knowledgeable river guide and state of the art 18-foot commercial grade rubber rafts. All equipment and outerwear are provided.
The Gore-Tex Drysuits, neoprene boots, and Coast Guard approved lifejacket provided offer the most comfortable rafting experience possible.
**Tour length is 3 hours, with 2 hours spent on the river, and a safety talk prior to departure.
**Complimentary transportation is available from your hotel with
**Minimum age for this trip is 12.
Helicopter Denali Glacier Landing $539 pp
Departs from Denali. Approximately 2 hours.
Walk upon an ancient glacier in the world famous Denali National Park! Experience the thrill of helicopter flight seeing and see Alaska like you've never seen it before. Lift off in your cutting-edge A-Star helicopter to a breathtaking, birds-eye view of the Alaskan wilderness.
En route to the massive Yanert Glacier, your pilot will introduce you to the mountainous terrain and stunning vistas. Discover firsthand how glaciers continue to shape the Great Land. The tour is highlighted with a landing on Yanert Icefield and surrounding glaciers. Your adventure continues after a gentle landing on the glacier.
Under your pilot's expert guidance, you'll get a chance to try out the glacier walking boots we provide and inspect the massive, frozen landscape.
Experience the magic of these rivers of ice as you observe glacial streams and ice pools. back on board, the significant views continue as you fly off toward Mt. Deborah, which stands at an impressive 12,339 feet. Watch for wildlife such as Dall sheep, moose, and bear on your return flight.
**Please allow 2+ hours for this tour including transfers.
**Flight time: 50 minutes. Time on glacier: 15-20 minutes.