Located 90 miles within Denali National Park in the shadow of Mt. McKinley, Camp Denali and North Face Lodge are unique wilderness retreats for those seeking an in-depth experience in the sub-arctic.Camp Denali cabins or North Face Lodge offer the comfort of a cozy cabin or lodge making for a great base camp to explore the park. The staff of knowledgeable naturalist guides assist guests in first hand exploration of the Alaska landscape — searching for wolves, moose, bears, sheep and caribou, as well as looking for nesting birds and wildflowers. In addition to guided activities, mountain bikes, canoes and fishing equipment are also available. Experience the heart of Denali National Park!
Day 1 : Arrive Denali National Park Days 2-3 : Denali Park Exploration Day 4 : Return Denali Park Entrance
Learn about Denali's taiga and tundra ecosystems from your naturalist guide
Walk or hike with your local guide to explore the park
Search for moose, wolves, caribou, & bear in this wildlife-rich region
Canoes, fishing equipment & bikes available for independent exploration
Arrive via the train from Fairbanks* to the Denali National Park Entrance by 12:30 this day. Meet the buses to Camp Denali & North Face Lodge in the train depot parking area. Depart on the buses for the 7 hour drive into the heart of the park to the lodges. Your naturalist guide introduces you to the taiga and tundra ecosystems of the Far North with pauses to enjoy spectacular views and observe wildlife. Stop along the bank of the East Fork River for a picnic dinner and arrive to the lodges around 8 PM this evening. Enjoy dessert and a brief orientation before settling in for the evening.
*A motorcoach service from Anchorage can also be arranged this day.
Join naturalist guides to remote valleys and tundra-covered ridges where you can take the time to observe the tundra and wildlife of the region. Learn about the ecosystem here, including its biology, geology, sub-arctic ecology, birdlife and history. Each morning a complementary set of guided excursions for differing levels of ability. Hike a nearby summit ridgeline, or try to spot ground-nesting birds and flowers in a valley. Each day visits a different region of the park, offering varied scenery and experiences each day you are here. Necessary physical requirements are an ability to walk uneven ground and a hearty spirit of adventure for walking rain or shine!
Day 4 Return Denali Park Entrance
Rise early for breakfast before boarding the buses back to the park entrance. Arrive a little before noon and connect with your train either back to Fairbanks or on to Anchorage.
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When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.