Bring on the Adventure… At Home?

Bring on the Adventure… At Home?

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks, and the last thing on your mind is probably vacationing. Like us, you may have found yourself browsing social media more often than you normally do in search of something to liven your day. Cat videos on YouTube have replaced your travelogues and excitement for the great wide open. As the weeks drag on, you may feel anxious and dream of venturing out in search of adventure. We know. We are right there with you. Luckily, there are ways to break out of those monotonous habits and find joy in adventure again—Even right from your very own home!

Here are some ways to experience adventure at home:

Bears, Eagles, and Ocean Cams – Oh my!

If you love wildlife watching, this is an easy way to do it from the comfort of your own home. Take a look at some of the live cameras and see wildlife in Alaska and other National Parks. If you are lucky, you may spot some amazing natural phenomenons without the distractions of surrounding cameras, noise, or other nature lovers. We recommend checking at various times of day for the best results!

Get out into your “WILD” neighborhood!

Whether you are located in a bustling city or the backcountry, you can get outside in search of wildlife, both flora and fauna alike, close to home! We recommend looking up species that may be native to your area so that you can find them as you enjoy the outdoors. You never know what to expect, even when you are exploring right in your own backyard! We believe in keeping wildlife wild, and therefore also believe that adventurers should respect nature at all times and exercise safety precautions, even in urban areas. Look over Denali’s guide for Safely Observing Wildlife to ensure you are prepared.

Check out the Smithsonian Channel’s Aerial America!

Due to COVID-19, the Smithsonian Channel is offering access to 68 full-length episodes of the Aerial America series! If you use their code BRIGHTERTOGETHER, you can even get two months of Smithsonian Plus free. Don’t forget to check out the episodes “Alaska’s Call of the Wild” and “Alaska’s Fire and Ice” to learn about the great state of Alaska!

Museums and History Fanatics:

Do you love museums and history? You may want to check out Online Alaskan National Parks Collections Exhibits. Each featured item is clickable with more information that will entice your love for historical artifacts. Information includes a briefing, dimensions, locations, and more!


Do you have grandkids, kids, siblings, or nieces and nephews that love Dinosaurs? Did you know that dinosaur fossils were discovered in Denali National Park? Check out the article about archeological findings to learn more about the cool discoveries over the past few years. Then make a fossil of your own with your family members! Chances are, they are just as hopeful for adventure as you are. Making fossils and learning together will create memories that can last millennia, and you will have the fossils to prove it!

Still hungry for adventure?

We have a sixth BONUS way to bring adventure to your quarantine blues!

Consider planning a vacation with your family to visit Denali National Park in late summer or early fall! Though parks and most travel companies are closed or operating on bare-bones, Stampede Excursions is open and operating! We are ready and willing to help you plan amazing experiences and memories that are guaranteed to satisfy that need for adventure. There is sure to be an adventure for everyone in the family as we guide you across both land and sky. Check out our available tours and pricing online to help you plan your trip! As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We are looking forward to exploring with you soon!

Group Size
no limit

Denali Area Accommodations

Discover the beauty of Alaska's wilderness at our curated hotel collection near Denali National Park and Healy, Alaska. With breathtaking views and easy access to the park's iconic attractions, our hotel partners offer the perfect base for your Alaskan adventure.

Find spacious rooms designed for comfort and convenience, modern amenities, and stunning mountain views in select rooms. Start each day with a delicious breakfast before setting out to explore the park's untamed wilderness. Hike along scenic trails, catch a glimpse of wildlife, and experience the thrill of river rafting and flightseeing tours.

After a day of outdoor adventure, return to your area hotel to relax in the comfort of your room. Our friendly staff is always on hand to help with recommendations for local restaurants and attractions to help make the most of your time in the Denali area.

Book your stay at a hotel or cabin near Denali National Park today and experience the ultimate Alaska vacation. With unbeatable rates and a prime location, our hotels are the perfect choice for travelers seeking an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Group Size
no limit

Anchorage Area Accommodations

Discover the Ultimate Alaska Adventure at one of Anchorage's Premier Hotels!

Nestled in the heart of Alaska, Anchorage offers breathtaking natural beauty and endless outdoor activities for adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Whether you're visiting for business or leisure, our hotels in Anchorage provide the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability.

Our hotel collection features spacious rooms equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a relaxing stay.

When you're ready to explore, you'll find plenty to see and do in Anchorage. Hike through Chugach State Park, witness the majesty of the Northern Lights, or go dog sledding through the Alaskan wilderness. And with the convenient location of our Anchorage hotels, you'll be just a short drive or walk away from all the best attractions and activities in the area.

So why wait? Book your room at one of Anchorage's premier hotels today and experience the adventure of a lifetime! With unbeatable prices, exceptional service, and a prime location, our hotels are the perfect choice for your next trip to Alaska. Contact us now to reserve your room and start your Alaskan adventure!

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 14

Denali Aurora Quest

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.

4 hours
Group Size
Up to 5

Denali Self-Guided Jeep Adventure

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!

3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 1

Denali ATV Adventure

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!