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Denali Backcountry Explorer

Denali Backcountry explorer National Park wilderness lodge kantishna roadhouse alska railroad mt mckinley tour travel vacation, Alaska, United States

from $1,695* per person 6 Days June-September
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 2
Operator: AdventureSmith Explorations 24 people max
  • Anchorage international airport, anchorage, alaska, united states
  • Active & Adventure trips
Experience Denali National Park in style from our wilderness lodge located 90 miles inside the park. Enjoy naturalist guided hikes and walks, wildlife viewing, scenic views of Mt. McKinley, fishing, gold panning, dog sled demonstrations and more with three full days inside Denali National Park. Your up close exploration is enhanced by a trip aboard the historic Alaska railroad, two nights in Anchorage and an optional scenic flight over Mt McKinley. This independent exploration of Anchorage and Denali is perfect for small groups, couples or family travel.

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Denali Backcountry explorer National Park wilderness lodge kantishna roadhouse alska railroad mt mckinley tour travel vacation, Alaska, United States

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • Family oriented trip.


Day 1 - Arrive Anchorage
Arrive independently at the Anchorage airport. A transfer to your downtown Anchorage hotel is included. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this cosmopolitan city on your own.

Accommodations: Clarion Suites or similar
Included Meals: none

Day 2 - Denali National Park Wildlife Safari
Enjoy a scenic drive along the Parks Highway from Anchorage to Denali. Arrive at the Denali National Park train depot midday before you catch the naturalist guided wildlife safari bus for a tour through North America’s premiere wilderness. Wildlife viewing opportunities are excellent as we travel overland deep into Denali National Park. We may see Grizzly bear, moose, caribou, and possibly even wolves on this 90 mile, 5 hour trip with frequent stops for viewing and photographing wildlife. Our preferred wilderness lodge, the Kantishna Roadhouse, serves as our base for exploring the region.

Accommodations: Kantishna Roadhouse or Denali Backcountry Lodge or upgrade to Camp Denali
Included Meals: breakfast and dinner

Days 3-4 - Denali National Park
Days are spent exploring the heart of Alaska's premier wilderness. A naturalist guide from Kantishna leads us through alpine and tundra environments along rivers, lakes or ridge-top trails with magnificent panoramic views of the Alaska Range. The beautiful scenery of Denali National Park is also habitat for Grizzly bear, Black bear, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, Arctic fox, and moose. Activities offered in Kantishna include sled dog demonstrations, mountain biking, fishing, gold panning and evening presentations in the library.

Accommodations: Kantishna Roadhouse or Denali Backcountry Lodgeor upgrade to Camp Denali
Included Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Alaska Railroad to Anchorage
Rise early for another chance to view wildlife on the return trip to the park entrance. You may instead choose to return to the park entrance by plane, enjoying a scenic flight over North America’s tallest mountain, Mt McKinley (not included $165-$300 per person). Upon arrival at the park entrance board the historic railroad for the return trip to Anchorage. From the Anchorage Rail Depot a transfer is included to your downtown Anchorage hotel.

Accommodations: Clarion Suites or similar
Included Meals: breakfast

Day 6 - Depart or Begin Trip Extension
A return transfer to the airport is included or begin your Alaska adventure cruise or trip extension.

Accommodations: n/a
Included Meals: breakfast

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