Denali Park Day Trip

We invite you to hop aboard our private bus tour for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the heart of Denali National Park. Your knowledgeable driver guide will share the biology, geology, and history of the region with you as you travel the entire length of the Denali Park Road. This all-day bus tour will show you sights of deep Alaskan back country as you head toward Kantishna Valley. Have your cameras ready to capture pristine landscapes and abundant wildlife in their natural habitat as you roll through Denali National Park. If the weather is clear, you might even have a chance to see Denali, the tallest mountain in North America and a treasured Alaskan landmark.

Bus Tour Highlights

$199 per person plus $15 Park Entrance

Tour The Grandeur of Denali Park

Denali Park Road meanders 92 miles into Denali Park, all the way to the historic mining district of Kantishna. Along this road, you’ll spot major natural landmarks including Igloo Mountain, Polychrome Pass, and Toklat River. The grand views of this bus tour will challenge your sense of scale and offer an inspirational glimpse into untouched Alaskan nature.

Spot Alaska Wildlife

You are likely to spot bears, caribou, foxes, moose, wolves and birds while your guide drives through Denali Park. Your tour guide will stop whenever wildlife comes into view, so speak up if you spot something! With enough patience and attention you’ll have tremendous opportunities to spot these magnificent creatures in their native habitat.

Lunch in Historic Kantishna

Stretch your legs as you enjoy lunch at the exclusive Kantishna Roadhouse (our backcountry lodge), located just past Wonder Lake, the jewel of Denali, on the banks of Moose Creek. There you will discover a piece of Alaska’s gold rush history, and the warm hospitality of the Roadhouse staff as you enjoy a tasty soup and sandwich lunch served in the dining area.

What you’ll see

After lunch, you’ll be invited to try your luck at panning for gold in Moose Creek or join other guests watching a naturalist presentation. If you prefer solitude, you may explore the historic grounds or simply put your feet up and relax on the deck of the lodge with a cool drink and immerse yourself in the natural scenery. After lunch and activities, the bus will return to the Denali Park Village lobby and hotels.
Flora & Berries
Denali Wilderness
Taking Pictures of Bears
Couple on Kantishna Deck
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The Denali Park Road is closed at Mile 43 and beyond. Due to this road closure, Kantishna Wilderness Trails is not in operation. To learn more about our fly-in backcountry lodge deep in Denali National Park and Preserve, please visit