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Bus ride into Denali National Park. Photo Courtesy of Camp Denali

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Located 90 miles within Denali National Park in the shadow of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), Camp Denali Lodge are unique wilderness retreats for those seeking an in-depth experience in the sub-arctic.Camp Denali cabins 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!
Camp Denali & North Face LodgePhoto Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face LodgePhoto Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face LodgeMoose at Camp Denali & North Face Lodge. Photo Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face LodgePhoto Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face LodgePhoto Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face LodgePhoto Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face LodgeBus ride into Denali National Park. Photo Courtesy of Camp Denali
  • 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
Trip Type:
  • Independent
Activity Level: Easy Active

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Day 1: Arrive Denali National Park

Arrive via the train from Fairbanks* to the Denali National Park Entrance by 12:30 this day. Meet the buses to Camp Denali 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 banks of the East Fork River for a picnic dinner and arrive to the lodge around 8 PM this evening. Enjoy dessert and a brief orientation before settling in for the evening.

* Buses leave from the park entrance promptly at 12:30 pm based on the train's arrival from Fairbanks.  A motorcoach service from Anchorage can also be arranged this day as well as train from Anchorage or Talkeetna, but it will require an additional night at the park entrance the day before to meet with the bus transportation.

Day 2-3: Denali Park Exploration

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
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

  • 1 Breakfast
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.


Camp Denali

Photo Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face Lodge
Photo Courtesy of Camp Denali & North Face Lodge
Bus ride into Denali National Park. Photo Courtesy of Camp Denali

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$100 per night Single Supplement.
Provides a private room throughout this trip.

$500 per person Round-trip flight to/from the park entrance included in the rate

Single Travelers willing to share accommodations will not be charged a single supplement.

Friday start date is for 3 night stays
Monday start date is for 4 night stays

4-night and 7-night stays are available. Please contact us for a quote.
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Gear Rental: Canoeing , Biking, Fishing & other Outdoor Gear
  • Meals and Excursions in the park
  • Tax per night/person - Tax per person/night is included in rates listed.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • International Flights


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.

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