Denali National Park: Summer Bus Tour

DENALI NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE - SUMMER

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$199

13 Hours

Denali National Park, AK

June - September

Denali, the Crown Jewel of national parks, is a true wilderness. There’s very little development and very large scenery. Access into the heart of the park is restricted. The best way to see more and do more in Denali is on a full-day excursion that takes you to the end of the road.

You could spend a month in Denali and not see as much of the park as our Backcountry Adventure covers in one day. This spectacular journey takes you farther than any other tour, traveling to the end of the road, 92 miles into the Denali backcountry for an experience tailored to those who are big on excitement and short on time.

Your driver-guide is a gifted storyteller with an eye for safety and a radar-like ability to spot wildlife. Time seems to fly by as your journey past stunning landmarks like Toklat, Polychrome Pass and the Eielson Visitors Center.

Lunch is served buffet-style in the little end-of-the road settlement that is Kantishna.

Here you’ll have free time for a botany walk, to visit a historical site or try panning for gold.

Then, the journey out of the park is just as full of magic. The light is different, the chances of spotting wildlife different, and by this point, you’ll feel different as well. You’ll have a deep appreciation for the preservation of this remarkable place—how the vast wilderness can be both calming and inspiring.

A day on the Denali Backcountry Adventure, after all, is unlike any other day.

INCLUDES: Pick-up from most Denali hotels, 92 miles of guided sightseeing, snacks and refreshments, lunch and signature Alaska activities in Kantishna.

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GO DEEP INTO DENALI

See 50% more of Denali National Park than most park tours, with 13 hours of amazing scenery and wildlife. Local guides will ensure you get the best opportunities to view the park’s legendary landmarks and take you through the rugged habitats of bears, moose, caribou and more. To experience the thrills and beauty of Denali, all you need is one day and a healthy sense of adventure.

WILDLIFE AND PHOTO OPS GALORE

Keep your binoculars and cameras ready. Scan the landscape for anomalies—an off color, a strange shape or anything that’s moving. And then holler if you see something interesting. There are 39 species of mammals and 169 species of birds in Denali. This includes the “Big Five”—grizzly bear, moose, Dall sheep, caribou and wolf. But don’t forget about the little guys—hares, pikas, voles and shrews.

Your best chances to see wildlife are on the bus that takes you furthest into the national park. It gives you time to see more of the wilderness and to come to understand it’s mysteries in a more intimate way. By the time you’re en route out of Kantishna, you’ll be a seasoned park traveler.

LUNCH IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

The Miner’s Day Lodge is a lovely, upscale place to enjoy a full lunch buffet next to the creek. There are a selection of house-made hot soups, fresh salads, a build-your-own sandwich bar, and delectable house-made desserts in a rustic but refined atmosphere. The screened-in porch is a place to sit still with a cup of tea if that’s what’s calling.

RELAX

If you feel like it, you can also take a cup of coffee and just relax next to Moose Creek. There’s nothing like breathing in clean, fresh air in one of the world’s most charming outposts, deep in the heart of Denali.

EXPLORE KANTISHNA’S HISTORY

After a delicious lunch, there’s time to stretch your legs and also stretch your mind. And while you’re at it, soak up the rich stories that make Kantishna such an alluring destination for adventurers.

HISTORY TOUR

Visit the homestead of iconic frontierswoman Fannie Quigley, who brought courage and hospitality to this outpost more than 100 years ago.

PAN FOR GOLD

Try your luck by the water, gold panning in Moose Creek. It’s what first brought pioneers to Kantishna following rumors of riches in 1903. Today you can pull on some boots, step in the creek and shimmer a pan.

GO DEEP INTO DENALI

See 50% more of Denali National Park than most park tours, with 13 hours of amazing scenery and wildlife. Local guides will ensure you get the best opportunities to view the park’s legendary landmarks and take you through the rugged habitats of bears, moose, caribou and more. To experience the thrills and beauty of Denali, all you need is one day and a healthy sense of adventure.

WILDLIFE AND PHOTO OPS GALORE

Keep your binoculars and cameras ready. Scan the landscape for anomalies—an off color, a strange shape or anything that’s moving. And then holler if you see something interesting. There are 39 species of mammals and 169 species of birds in Denali. This includes the “Big Five”—grizzly bear, moose, Dall sheep, caribou and wolf. But don’t forget about the little guys—hares, pikas, voles and shrews.

Your best chances to see wildlife are on the bus that takes you furthest into the national park. It gives you time to see more of the wilderness and to come to understand it’s mysteries in a more intimate way. By the time you’re en route out of Kantishna, you’ll be a seasoned park traveler.

LUNCH IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

The Miner’s Day Lodge is a lovely, upscale place to enjoy a full lunch buffet next to the creek. There are a selection of house-made hot soups, fresh salads, a build-your-own sandwich bar, and delectable house-made desserts in a rustic but refined atmosphere. The screened-in porch is a place to sit still with a cup of tea if that’s what’s calling.

RELAX

If you feel like it, you can also take a cup of coffee and just relax next to Moose Creek. There’s nothing like breathing in clean, fresh air in one of the world’s most charming outposts, deep in the heart of Denali.

EXPLORE KANTISHNA’S HISTORY

After a delicious lunch, there’s time to stretch your legs and also stretch your mind. And while you’re at it, soak up the rich stories that make Kantishna such an alluring destination for adventurers.

HISTORY TOUR

Visit the homestead of iconic frontierswoman Fannie Quigley, who brought courage and hospitality to this outpost more than 100 years ago.

PAN FOR GOLD

Try your luck by the water, gold panning in Moose Creek. It’s what first brought pioneers to Kantishna following rumors of riches in 1903. Today you can pull on some boots, step in the creek and shimmer a pan.

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BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY!

Have any questions? Contact us!

+1-800-604-5052

BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY!

Have any questions? Contact us!

+1-800-604-5052