To help preserve the park, private vehicles are only able to travel to a short way inside Denali National Park. Additionally, there are only four hotel choices in the park itself. As a result, most people stay at the park entrance.
The park entrance is really an area that stretches a few miles along the George Parks Highway and is dotted with a wide variety of accommodation options, making it the base for up to ninety per cent of the park's visitors.
Exploring Denali Park Entrance
The Denali Visitor Center, located near the railway station and the nearby National Park headquarters both hold excellent dog-sledding demonstrations daily, making them well worth a look.
A shuttle service operates throughout the region with regular buses from the station to most hotels. The park entrance is also the departure point for day tours within Denali National Park and is also the jumping off point for thrilling rafting and flightseeing trips.
Suggested itineraries featuring Denali Park Entrance
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Denali Park Entrance, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Denali Park Entrance
- Denali National Park 133 kilometers away
- Fairbanks 146 kilometers away
- Talkeetna 159 kilometers away
- Anchorage 274 kilometers away
- Tok 288 kilometers away
- Valdez 304 kilometers away
- Prince William Sound 342 kilometers away
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve 344 kilometers away
- Cooper Landing 352 kilometers away
- McCarthy & Kennicott 379 kilometers away
- Kenai Peninsula 392 kilometers away
- Seward 393 kilometers away
- Homer 466 kilometers away
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Accommodation choices for Denali Park Entrance
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Denali Park Entrance. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Boasting the finest views of any lodge at the park entrance, the Grande Denali Lodge is conveniently located just north of the Denali National Park entrance road where guests can experience true Alaskan hospitality and the wild beauty of Denali.
Close to Denali National Park, EarthSong Lodge is a hidden gem for anybody who wants to get away from the tourist trail and have an authentic Alaskan experience.
With sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, Denali Bluffs Hotel is one of our preferred options in the Denali National Park area. It combines a cozy log-cabin feel with a decent restaurant and café, and many rooms have private balconies.