Welcome To Denali!
Visit Denali National Park on your terms. This is your adventure. Shouldn't you do it your way? We are Stampede Excursions, and we want to take you on an exciting adventure into the untamed Alaskan wilderness. We'll show you the incredible scenery of the Alaska range in the Denali area, and beyond.
In Alaska, adventure is around every corner. Experience a flight tour of breathtaking Denali. Step onto an icefield with our glacier landing tours. Have a Denali backcountry adventure with knowledgeable local guides. Go wildlife viewing and search for caribou, moose, bear, and Dall sheep. Ride the rapids with an experienced local guide on our Denali raft adventures. Join us as we search for the northern lights in the Denali surrounding area.
Try something new on a horse-drawn covered wagon, or take a thrilling adventure on an ATV or side-by-side. Go golfing on the Alaskan tundra and take a tour to the Arctic Circle. Do as much, or as little, as you wish. Bring your sense of adventure and leave the details to us.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK TOURS
Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a guided 3-hour tour in the Denali area. The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomenons, and Alaska is one of the best places in the world for viewing.
Avoid busses and crowds by taking the wheel of a Jeep Renegade to explore Denali on your terms! It’s part Jeep rental, part personal tour, and 100% fun! You choose your destination, stop when and where you want, and never feel rushed. The Denali region has one of the most majestic landscapes on Earth—Lush valleys carved during the last Ice Age, tremendous mountains that reach for the sky, glacier-fed whitewater rivers, and world-renown wildlife viewing, creating a synergy that captivates and astonishes around every twist of the road!
Experience the beauty of Alaska on a Classic ATV Adventure! This is your chance to explore the backcountry like an Alaskan with stops to take pictures or enjoy the view. With a guide to lead the way, you're have an exciting and unique experience. Don't miss out on this chance to see Alaska as it was meant to be - rough and wild!
Take a trip into the wilds of Alaska with your personal private guide. Experience a fantastic adventure back in the wilderness hunting Alaskan treasure!
Take a journey to the most remote regions of North America in this unparalleled helicopter flight. You'll be treated with an eye-catching landscape as you Soar over to millennia old glaciers and experience the wild beauty of our planet!
Flight around Denali National Take a thrilling and inspiring flight around the highest point in North America. Soar amongst the jagged peaks of the Alaska Range on a stunning 200-mile flight through Denali National Park
Travel north from Denali and wonder at the story of the vast and remote land below. Witness remnants of the gold mining that continues nearly 100 years after the yellow metal first brought newcomers rushing north.
Looking for an adventure you'll never forget? Join us on a Classic ATV Adventure through the Alaskan wilderness! You'll have control of your own journey, so stop and take pictures whenever you want - this is one landscape you're going to want to remember. With towering mountains and pristine forests, Alaska is a nature lover's dream. With our experienced guides, you'll be able to explore it like never before. So come join us for the ride of a lifetime!
While the menu may change daily, here is an example of the delicious meal that awaits you in the backcountry:
Home Made Pastries and Muffins
Fresh Cut Fruit and Whole Fruit
Fresh Eggs Made to Order
Grandma’s Biscuits and Gravy
Camp Style Breakfast Potatoes
Alaskan Reindeer Sausage
Thick Cut Ham and Bacon
Assorted Cold Cereal
Mimosa, Fresh Hot Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Ice Cold Water, Orange Juice, and Apple Juice.
LUNCH AND DINNER
Corn Bread Muffins
Mixed Fresh Garden Salad
Homemade Potato Salad
Wrangler’s Cole Slaw
Grilled Fresh Corn on the Cob
House Made Alaskan Bison Chili
Grilled Barbecued Chicken
Grilled Fresh Alaskan Salmon
House Marinated Barbecue Ribs
Fresh Berry Dessert
Fresh Hot Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Ice Cold Water, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, White Wine, Red Wine.
Hop on a Side by Side ATV with a friend and strap in for this exciting backcountry Adventure! This ATV is a two passenger machine and is great for couples or parents with children. The ATV is equipped with seat belts and a windshield.
We will pick you up at your hotel and drive you approximately 10-15 miles (depending on your hotel location) to the North Side of Denali National Park near Otto Lake.
Set off on your adventure at our private helipad where you will fly with one of our experienced pilots along with a naturalist expert of the area with over twenty years of experience in the Denali National Park area.
Enjoy this breathtaking helicopter ride through the peaks and valleys that make up the Alaska Range.
Enjoy the best of both worlds! After experiencing breathtaking views of the Scenic Wave section, continue downstream and raft through action-packed rapids on the Canyon Wave section, for a total of 22 miles. We recommend this trip for parties of 8 or more who want an all-day adventure.
Hang on! It’s whitewater ahead! On the Canyon Wave Raft Tour, you’ll journey through 11 miles of awesome rapids on the Nenana River with spectacular views of Denali National Park gems, like Mount Healy and Sugarloaf Mountain. Join the team as a Paddle Rafter or play it cool and be an Oar Boat Rider — whatever floats your boat. Get into real whitewater rafting as you hang on through thrilling rapids such as “Razorback”, “Coffee Grinder”, and “Ice Worm”!
Enjoy a gorgeous tour along the natural boundary of Denali National Park. On the Wilderness Wave Raft Tour, you’ll glide through 11 miles of glacially carved valleys and amazing vistas with panoramic views of Mount Fellows and the Nenana Canyon. Although you’ll encounter the occasional rapid, this option is mellow enough for the whole family. The most scenic portion of the Nenana River gives you thrilling, and enjoyable rafting.
You and a small group of fellow adventurers will ride aboard a rugged 6-wheel drive army truck on a spectacular off-road journey into Denali’s backcountry. Your adventure begins near the entrance to Denali National Park where you meet your driver-guide and head deep into the Alaskan bush.
Fly north from Healy and wonder at the story of the vast and remote land below... the traditional peoples that continue to sustain their lifestyles and cultures in the expansive Yukon River Valley as they have for thousands of years... the gold mining activity that continues nearly 100 years after the yellow metal first brought newcomers rushing north... the Trans Alaska Pipeline symbolizing the immense changes brought to Alaska's Arctic by the discovery of oil just over 30 years ago.
This is the only flight tour we offer from October 1st – April 30th. This winter tour explores the Southside of the Alaska Range.
Your pilot will be your guide and customize your tour based on weather conditions for the day.
-Fly south from Fairbanks and wonder at the vast and remote land below.
-Experience the majestic Alaska Mountain Range.
-Thrill at the excitement of witnessing firsthand Denali, North America's tallest mountain, by air.
-Departs 12:00 pm; returns between 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
-Tour Schedule (winter season): October - April. Minimum total of 4 required for a departure.
A robust introduction to Denali and the Alaska Range. Follow the river systems of Talkeetna across the Susitna Valley into an incredible landscape of icefalls, glaciers, and snowy peaks.
See the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier, mile-high granite walls filled with a 4,000-foot thick river of ice, and the deepest canyon in North America
View the Don Sheldon amphitheater
Stunning snow-capped peaks
Intense blue meltwater pools
Scenic Highlights: Denali, Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, Don Sheldon Amphitheater.
Child rate valid for children under age 10.
Offered year-round. After September 15th, there is a 2 passenger minimum.
*There is an 8% tax on this flightseeing tour.
We'll pick you up at one of our scheduled times. Tee times are available all day. The course runs about 3.5 hours but if you want to take your time, no problem. We'll pick you up after and bring you home. All golfing essentials are provided such as round trip transportation to and from your hotel, unlimited greens fee, club rentals, a pull or power, a souvenir Logo Ball, tees, Scorecard, and 6 golf balls to play the course!
Experience the wilderness and wildlife along the rugged route. Guides will ensure opportunities to view the area's best landmarks & introduce you to authentic Alaska activities!
Join us for a one-on-one encounter with our gentle giants! You will get a private experience with your group learning all about our draft horses. Your group will have the opportunity to feed, brush, and meet our draft horses. You will then get to watch a demonstration of how our teamsters gear and hitch up our horses to get ready for a covered wagon ride.
To get a real sense of old-time Alaska, travel like the original pioneers did-by horse-drawn wagon. Climb onto a covered wagon for an adventure and you’ll be in for a trip through time. While guides fill you in on the area’s history and natural treasurer, you’ll be pulled through the Alaskan tundra with the mountains of nearby Denali National Park hovering overhead. Join us for an exciting, yet relaxing, journey into the wilds of Alaska. Our custom-built Covered Wagon Ride is pulled by two beautiful Draft horses.
Explore different rivers on this 3.5-hour, ~50-mile jet boat adventure, which features the Chulitna River Gorge and a unique braided river – one of few such extensive systems in the world! Travel in the comfort of our fully enclosed jet boats. This tour is an extension of our 2-hour wilderness excursion including a ¼-mile nature stroll to an authentic trapper’s cabin and Dena’ina Indian encampment.
Behold the splendor of Denali and the great Alaska Range from a spectacular vantage point on the Susitna River in a jet boat! The folklore, artifacts, and panoramic views make this unique 20-mile Alaska river adventure unforgettable.
Experience the unforgettable beauty of this vast and remote wilderness on this 5-hour river adventure. A 130-mile round trip river excursion through Denali State Park and into the nationally registered Wild River Park of “Devil’s Gorge” will offer a safe, dry and comfortable way to experience whitewater and you can venture where only few have gone.
Why choose us?
Over A Decade Of Travel Experience
Our number one priority is giving our guests an amazing experience. From humble beginnings in 2011, Stampede Excursions has been shaking up Alaska's local tour operator industry. We started with one leased airplane, then advanced to an FAA certificated, Alaska-based, part 135 air taxi, and grew to become the premier tour company focused on our guest's experience. Our knowledgeable local guides lead small group tours by air, land, and water to give you the complete Alaska experience.
High Safety Standards
We have always prioritized the cleanliness and safety of our vehicles and facilities. Our team has implemented additional measures to ensure that our methods for cleaning and disinfecting our facilities and vehicles adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of health authorities. Our team has successfully completed CPR and First Aid training.
Our guides are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and well-versed in Alaska's history and culture. To make the tour more enjoyable and interesting, they will entertain you with narratives about the trails and the surrounding areas.
We make sure that our tours, whether they are on land, water, or in the air, are tailored to your ideal excursion. If you are unable to locate what it is that you are searching for on our website, our Team is delighted to help you.
Words from our guests
Journeys In Alaska For All-Day Adventure
Since its opening in 1957, the Denali highway has unlocked the door to explorers in Denali National Park's rugged wilderness. While the Denali highway is still in use today, its packed gravel surface can be tough to navigate. Instead, most visitors choose to take the two-lane paved Parks Highway, with its 362 miles of spectacular scenery. Experience the rated #2 Drive of Lifetime by National Geographic Traveler, on your own self-guided Denali Jeep excursion along the Denali Highway!
In 1917, the park was a designated wildlife refuge called Mount McKinley National Park, established by presidential and congressional order. When the park boundaries were expanded in 1980 and tripled the size, the name was changed to Denali National Park. The first Denali National Park tours began as early as 1923, leading excited travelers on excursions during the summer months.
Frequently asked questions
All tours require payment in full at time of booking. Unless otherwise specified in product-specific terms and conditions, you may cancel or change your reservation up to 7 days prior and receive a full refund, minus an administrative fee. Cancellations or changes received within 7 days of departure are non-refundable. We strongly recommend travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances that may cause last-minute cancellations. If you made your reservation through a 3rd party travel service, Stampede Excursions may not be able to assist in your modification. Changes and cancellations to 3rd party reservations must be requested by the 3rd party. If you are on a cruise ship, the onboard Shore Excursion Office cannot assist with refunds/adjustments. For assistance with cancellations, please call Stampede Excursions at 1-800-604-5052, or for last-minute cancellations, contact the local number on your tour voucher. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment.
In the event of trip cancellation or delay, Stampede Excursions and its partners are not responsible for additional expenses incurred by guests, such as but not limited to, penalties incurred through the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets, passport/visa fees, or other travel expenses.
Unless otherwise specified in product-specific terms and conditions, an administrative fee of 25% of the total booking cost including taxes and fees applies to all cancellations. For changes, an administrative fee of $25 per guest for land-based tours and $50 per guest for flight tours apply, unless otherwise specified in product-specific terms and conditions.
For the courtesy and safety of all our guests, the use of tobacco products, including but not limited to, cigarettes, “spit tobacco,” or e-cigarettes, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted in vehicles, on tours, or on Stampede Excursions property.
We use a variety of booking statuses to help provide the highest level of service. One booking status we use is Pending. When an order is received that requires additional review or manual resource allocation. Fear not, our Tour Experts are working to get everything in order for your arrival and we will follow up via email or text if we encounter a situation that needs additional information. In this state, your booking is in the process of final confirmation and you may not modify or cancel the order. It may be fully confirmed at any point up to the day of your tour. If you have any questions about the status of your booking, reach out to our team via email or send us a text!
We use a variety of booking statuses to help provide the highest level of service. One booking status we use is Waitlist. Your booking may be marked "Waitlist" when you have been waitlisted for a specific tour time. This can occur for numerous reasons. The most common is there are not enough spaces available on the selected tour time for your group. Another time this can happen is when taking advantage of our Denali Aurora Quest standby policy. There are other situations that may encounter the waitlist status as well. If you are on the waitlist due to space constraints, your booking may be confirmed at any point. If it is confirmed you will receive an email notifying you that the order is now confirmed. If you have any questions about the status of your booking or wish to be removed from the waitlist, reach out to our team via email or send us a text!
For all flights, children requiring a car seat must ride in a Federal Aviation Administration approved car seat.
While on our shuttle vans and all landbased tours, please refer to the Alaska State Car Seat and Seatbelt Laws. For the safety of our guests, no child will be transported without the required car seat. Our policy on guest minimum age can be found by clicking here.
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