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