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Denali National Park’s almost two and a half million hectares have been carved out of the heartland of Alaska to create a wilderness area of epic scale.

An entire ecosystem is preserved here providing unparalleled wildlife viewing: it’s common to see bears grazing on lake-front sedges, a herd of caribou disappearing into a deep valley or a lone wolf loping along a river bar.

Mount Denali

Mount Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska
The highlight of the park is Mount Denali, the 'Great One' that at 6,193 metres is the highest mountain in North America and dominates the park and the surrounding region. Access to the park is by shuttle bus along the 148 kilometre Park Road whilst accommodation within the park is limited to campgrounds and several lodges around Kantishna.

The Denali region also encompasses lowland boreal forest and alpine tundra, providing a perfect setting for a variety of activities including rafting, cycling and guided walking.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Denali National Park

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Denali National Park, 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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    Accommodation choices for Denali National Park

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Denali National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Camp Denali, Lodge

      Camp Denali

      Simple

      Traditional Alaskan cabins with comfortable rooms but basic facilities offer an authentic wilderness experience within sight of America's highest peak in Denali National Park. The pristine environment and knowledgeable, onsite naturalists ensure a rewarding stay.

    • Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali National Park

      Denali Backcountry Lodge

      Medium

      Cross the suspended footbridge from Denali Backcountry Lodge and the vast expanse of Denali National Park plays out before you. The lodge is set in an isolated position and offers rustic cabins, great wildlife sightings and the option to pan for gold.

    • Kantishna Road House, Denali National Park

      Kantishna Roadhouse

      Medium

      Rustic log cabins and splendid isolation await at the Kantishna Roadhouse deep in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. With hiking, biking, fly fishing and wildlife spotting on the doorstep, it makes an authentic base in Denali.

    Ideas for experiencing Denali National Park

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Denali National Park, and which use the best local guides.

    • Grizzly Bear in the colorful fall tundra, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

      Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour

      Denali National Park

      This is a six to eight hour narrated tour that takes you 86 kilometres along the wilderness road into Denali National Park. The duration of the tour may vary, depending on road and weather conditions, particularly in the shoulder seasons of May and September.

    • Moose roaming in Denali National Park

      Denali Road Tour

      Denali National Park

      This is a full day narrated tour that covers the entire wilderness road into Denali National Park, with a two hour stop at an exclusive lodge in the Kantishna area for lunch.