Denali Backcountry Adventure - Denali National Park And Preserve

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Please contact our reservation office to schedule a pick up. Phone Number 800-808-8068 Departure Times: 6:00 am Denali Cabins 6:15 am Denali Grizzly Bear 6:15 am Denali Park Village* .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Denali Cabins
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


The Denali Backcountry Adventure will take you along the full 92.5 mile Denali National Park Road to the amazing Denali Backcountry Lodge. Along the way, our local guides will ensure you the best opportunities to view the legendary beauty of the Denali National Park with breath taking scenery and wildlife sightings such as bears, moose, caribou and more. After a complete morning of sightseeing, you will arrive at the idyllic frontier land of Kantishna. Here you will enjoy a unique and hearty creek side buffet lunch at our Miners Day Lodge. After lunch, you could try your hand at gold panning in Moose Creek, or join an experienced naturalist on a guided hike to Fannie Quigleys pioneer cabin or on a botany walk.

Know More about this tour

The Denali Backcountry Adventure begins by gathering its guests at the major hotels around Denali.  Our departure times from these hotels are as follows:

Questions within 24 hours please call 1-907-683-2643
To schedule your pick-up at your hotel please call 1-907-777-2800

Departure Times:

  • 6:00 am Denali Cabins
  • 6:15 am Denali Grizzly Bear
  • 6:15 am Denali Park Village*
  • 6:30 am McKinley Chalet
  • 6:30 am Grande Denali Lodge*
  • 6:30 am Denali Bluffs Hotel*
  • 6:30 am Princess Lodge*
*by REQUEST only

We then enter into the park and begin our sightseeing adventure, looking out for bear, moose, caribou, and more. The buses we use on the tour are modified, with bucket seats and improved suspensions to help with the dirt and gravel roadways. Our experienced drivers will narrate as you travel through the national park, with either stories or facts about the area. On your way to our Denali Backcountry Lodge, you will have multiple stops where you can get out and stretch your legs including at Mile 30 at Teklanika River, Mile 46 to view Polychrome Pass, Mile 53 Toklat River and lastly Mile 63 to stop at the Eielson Visitor Center for dramatic views of Denali as your backdrop before arriving at Kantishna, 92.5 Miles into Denali National Park.

Once you arrive in Kantishna, you will have a stop at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, where you can have a Soup & Sandwich buffet in our Miner's Day Lodge. You will then have the choice of trying your hand at gold panning, join an experienced naturalist to hike to Fannie Quigley's pioneer cabin, or enjoy a relaxing botany walk. After about two hours at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, you will get back onto your bus and travel back to the Park Entrance, where the driver will take you back to your hotel..


  • Entrance fees
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Bottled water
  • Buffet lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Pick-up and drop-off locations are only at the specified hotels. You must get yourself to one of the specified hotels the morning of your tour.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Not recommended for child aged 6 and under

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be  accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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