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Wilderness Adventure Tours beyond Imagination

There is a lot to keep you occupied at Denali National Park. Popular activities in and around Denali National Park are Denali wildlife viewing tours, Mt. Denali flightseeing tours with an optional glacier landing, Denali backcountry hiking trips, ATV and Jeep safari adventures and not to forget, the Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre Show. For dog lovers there is a special highlight in Denali National Park: Various agencies offer sled dog demonstrations. Let us show you the power of the impressive huskies and learn all about the robust four-legged friends during a visit to the Husky Homestead. If you are more of a fan of action-packed water sports, a rafting tour is just the thing for you. Get to know the national park from the water side and plunge down the rapids. Experience Alaska's grandeur on our spectacular road trips and Alaska railroad tours, both featuring a visit to Denali National Park. Whether navigating scenic roads or enjoying a comfortable rail journey, these expeditions promise breathtaking views of Alaska's wilderness. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, seamlessly blending the thrill of the open road or the charm of rail travel with the majestic landscapes of Denali National Park.

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska's first national park, covers 6 million hectares of wilderness, with only one road bisecting the park. The park was established by the United States Congress in 1917 to protect the animals living in the Alaska Range. The size of the park tripled in 1980, when Congress expanded the park to include all of the mountains within the Denali National Park. Visitors driving along the Park Road can watch taiga forests change at low altitudes into high alpine tundra and snow-capped mountains leading to Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America at 20,310 feet. Denali National Park has been a destination for adventure and mountaineering for over a century. The park still attracts mountaineers, skiers, packers, athletes, hikers, and dog sled riders who want to stand up to the truly wild landscape. Roaming freely, the park is the natural wilderness habitat for bears, caribou, Dall sheep, moose, wolves, and lynxes. There are also more than 160 different birds that you can witness on Denali National Park bus tours. 

DS#1 Denali Park Tundra Wilderness Tour

For visitors wanting to know about Denali National Park’s varied landscapes and wildlife, this 6-8 hour fully narrated tour takes visitors to the Toklat River at mile 54 of the Park Road. While we can’t predict nor promise when and where wildlife may show up, this tour travels deep into the heart of the park and will allow you ample opportunity to look for Dall sheep, moose, caribou and the elusive grizzly bear. On days when Mt. Denali is visible, it may be possible to travel to Stony Hill Overlook at mile 62 where the mountain first becomes fully visible from base to summit - an impressive view. A snack box and water is included. Two departures daily: the AM departure leaves between 5:30 am and 7:30 am to reach the afternoon train to Fairbanks. The PM departure is for clients arriving from Fairbanks and departs between 13:30 pm and 15:00 pm. The NPS Entrance Fee is included. 

Note: Our tour packages usually include the Denali Transit Bus. Guests have the option to exchange this tour and upgrade to the Tundra Wilderness Tour for $130.

Departures: Daily 5:30 am | 1:30 pm Rate: $155.00      

DS#2 The Natural History Denali Park Tour

The Denali Natural History Tour is an approximate 5-hour, fully narrated tour that travels to Primrose Ridge at Mile 17 within Denali National Park and Preserve. With a focus on the rich, cultural history of the park, this tour makes several stops with programs that depict the diverse native and early pioneer influences that make Denali special. Hear about the history and culture that surrounds you at a Living History presentation, while visiting Savage Cabin, and find out more about the local native culture and their stories at Primrose Ridge. Your driver/naturalist will provide a great introduction to the landscape, geology and history of Denali National Park. The tour will include a stop at the Wilderness Access Center for a viewing of "Through Time & Tundra" to set the perspective of traveling the park road. Morning and afternoon tours are available.

Departure: Daily on Request Rate: $120.00

DS#3 Backcountry Wildlife Tour to Kantishna | Wonder Lake

The Denali Backcountry Adventure is a full day narrated exploration along the Denali Park Road to Denali Backcountry Lodge in Kantishna, returning to the Denali Park entrance in the evening. This trip into Denali National Park travels the entire length of the restricted 95-mile Denali Park Road to Kantishna in our private bus. Our trained naturalist Guide/Driver provides natural history interpretation along the way, helping guests search for bears, moose, caribou and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the region. We stop along the way for photography and take several rest stops where you can stretch the legs. Snacks, drinks and lunch are provided. Lunch is served at exclusive Denali Backcountry Lodge in Kantishna. Dietary meal options available. Lunch: sandwich bar, soups, fruits, snacks and drinks.

Note: Our tour packages normally include the Denali Transit Bus. Guests have the option to exchange this tour and upgrade to the Kantishna Roadhouse Tour / Denali Backcountry Lodge Tour for $160.

Departure: Daily 7:30 am Rate: $215.00

DS#4 Adventure Walking Tours

Join an experienced naturalist for this fascinating half-day walking tour to explore the splendid flora and fauna found on the northern side of the Alaska Range. After helping yourself to provided outerwear and walking stick, which will be provided, embark on this relaxed expedition. Listen as the naturalist describes the pristine taiga and tundra ecosystems, which extend from the Nenana River, one of Alaska's top whitewater rafting destinations, to the sub-artic alpine tundra. As you come to understand these remarkable natural zones and the powerful forces that shape them, learn about hundreds of species of wildflowers, migratory birds and animals that inhabit the region.

Departure: Daily on Request Rate: $140.00

DS#5 Helicopter Hiking Tour

An exhilarating helicopter flight takes you to the top of the ridge overlooking spectacular vistas of the Alaska Range and Yanert Valley dominating the landscape. What a thrill it is to soar like a bird over spectacular scenery and to hike down rather than up, witnessing the spectacular views nature has provided from this vantage point. On your descent down the ridge, Mt. Denali towers on the western horizon and the 12,339-foot Mt. Deborah and the 13,832-foot Mt. Hayes provide an impressive backdrop to the east. Your naturalist-guide pauses frequently to explain the flora and fauna found in the area. You may also see a variety of wildlife as everyone does their best to spot Dall sheep, caribou, moose, bear, as well as hoary marmots pika's and birds of Alaska Interior. Duration: 4-hours

Departure: Daily on Request Rate: $536.00

DS#6 Helicopter Glacier Hiking Tour

No trip to Alaska is complete without this experience-an incomparable flightseeing adventure that lets you walk on ice thousands of years old. Your tour begins by following the Yanert Valley east to the base of 12,339-foot Mt. Deborah. With icefalls cascading down, the view is absolutely breathtaking. Land on the Yanert Glacier and listen to your pilot as he describes the history of the area while you view glacier moraines, ice bridges, and glacial streams and ponds. The glacier surged a few years ago and the movement caused the surface to buckle and crack, creating peaks and crevasses for added interest. Your return trip takes you over the Sheep Creek Valley for a panoramic view of the Alaska Range and breathtaking views of the West Fork and Nenana glaciers.

Departure: Daily on Request Rate: $599.00

DS#7 Mt. Denali Summit Flightseeing Tour

Fly completely around Mt. Denali and continue right up over the top of its towering summit for a one-of-kind Alaska experience. Glide over U-shaped valleys and climb into a thrilling realm of snow-covered pinnacles. And when towering Mt. McKinley comes into view, you’ll learn first hand why native people called it Denali, the "Great One." This gigantic mountain dwarfs all other massifs around it, keeping you glued to the edge of your window seat for one dramatic photo opportunity after another. With the expert narration of your professional pilot and the opportunity to interact and ask questions through your aviation headsets, this adventure is nothing short of exhilarating.

Departures: Daily, Duration 2 hours     Rate: $449.00 Adult 

DS#8 Mt. Denali Flightseeing With Glacier Landing

Mt. Denali is located 90-miles from the park entrance. So, most visitors only get a glimpse of it in the distance. You can get up close and personal with the ''Great One''. Board a twin-engine airplane and let the wonder unfold as you fly over more mountains, glaciers and eye-popping scenery than you ever could imagine. When you arrive at Mt. Denali and soar around its staggering summit, you’ll feel the same sense of exhilaration a mountain climber feels. And when your pilot comes in for a gentle landing on one of Mt. Denali’s most scenic glaciers, you’ll be in privileged company indeed. Step out onto the ancient ice and immerse yourself in this astonishing world of towering rock and shimmering ice.

Departure: Daily     Rate: $699.00

DS#9 Denali Highway Jeep Safari

Don't miss the Denali Highway, the #2 “Drive of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler magazine! Once the gateway to Denali National Park, this 135-mile gravel road is surrounded by pristine nature & is a photographer’s paradise. Snow-capped mountains, icy glaciers & panoramic vistas flank the Denali Highway! New, 4-door, 4x4 Jeeps hug the dirt road, while comfortably seating four adults who can trade off driving. Throughout the trip, you'll be able to ask the guide questions and share the experience with your fellow drivers. Each Jeep has a CB radio for communicating with the guide so stops can be made whenever desired. On a clear day you'll see Mt. Denali and a variety of wildlife. You are welcome to enjoy the thrill of manoeuvre along the wilderness road.

Departure: Daily     Rate: $179.00

DS#10 Denali ATV Adventure

Drive a ATV through the backcountry of northern Denali National Park. After learning how to safely manoeuvre the four-wheel-drive ATVs, which go up to 15 miles per hour, and donning safety gear, follow the guide onto the trail, which affords breathtaking imagery at every turn. The nearby mountains, dramatic tundra, jagged horizon and unique flora form the striking tableau that only exists in the Alaskan wilderness. Snap photos whenever you wish. As your guide describes the area’s mining history keep an eye out for wildlife. Explore Dry Creek riverbed, site of Athabascan Indian artefacts and an authentic cabin abandoned by old-timer Alaskans. Scale Black Diamond Peak for a heavenly view of Healy Valley.

Departures: Daily  | Duration 2.5 hours    Rate: $135.00  

DS#11 Denali Kennel Tour

Embark on a thrilling three-hour tour to Wolf's Den Kennel in Cantwell, home to Iditarod finisher Mark Santos and 60 sled dogs. Start with a scenic drive from your hotel, enjoying stories and views along the way. Meet adorable puppies and learn about sled dog training and care. Witness a training run, dive into the world of the Iditarod with a detailed presentation, and get a glimpse into the rugged Alaskan lifestyle. This immersive experience concludes with a narrated drive back, filled with lasting impressions of Alaska's wilderness and sled dog culture.

Departures: 8 AM, 7 PM   Duration 3 hours    Rate: $65.00

DS#12 Nenana River Rafting Trip

All you need is a sense of adventure for this exciting tour. Take in the spectacular scenery along the most gorgeous portions of the Nenana River as your guide does all the work. You'll enjoy 11 miles of Class I and Class II whitewater as you float through a glacial valley - gentle enough to let you enjoy the scenery yet active enough to be an unforgettable adventure. Skirt the boundaries of Denali National Park for an excellent opportunity to experience wildlife in its natural environment. This is the place to see wildlife including moose, sheep, caribou and bear as you raft downstream. If you choose the whitewater option, after lunch you are in for the ride of your lifetime through the Nenana River Gorge!

Departure: Daily    Rate: $130.00 - 2 hrs tour, $220.00 - 5 hrs tour

DS#13 Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre

Kick back after a day of sightseeing by joining in on this evening-long jaunt to a family-style roadhouse to see a rollicking musical comedy about the first men to reach the summit of Mt. Denali, also known as Denali, "the high one." Start off the night with a family style dinner featuring Alaskan salmon, smokehouse BBQ, hearty mashed potatoes and house baked apple crisp for dessert. While dining, enjoy wonderful live music by talented performers who hit all the right notes. Relax while experiencing a truly delightful show that hilariously depicts the legendary adventures of the first men to scale North America's highest peak, which stands over 20,000 feet tall. All-You-Can-Eat Dinner Buffet is included. 

Departure: Daily at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm   Rate: $90.00 

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