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

Camp Denali Lodge

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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
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Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.

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Day 1: Into the Heart of Denali

Today you will fly into the heart of Denali National Park.  You'll be given a specific time to report to the Camp Denali office at the private airfield of Denali Air, near the east entrance to the park.  (Most folks will have spent the previous night at Denali Cabins or similar outside-the-park accommodations.)  From this private airfield, enjoy a scenic flight into Kantishna, at the far end of the 93-mile park road. From the Kantishna airfield, you will travel a couple miles to Camp Denali, established along a ridge above Moose Creek, and with fantastic views of Denali itself. Settlein, and get oriented to the way this "adult summer camp" works. Enjoy a fabulous dinner and enjoy sunset from the big, wide windows of the lodge.

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
Return today to the Kantishna airfield, where you will enjoy a flight back to the private airfield along the eastern edge of the national park.  Flight times are highly dependent on weather, so most folks will build in another night at Denali Cabins or similar outside-the-park accommodations tonight.  (Let us help with all these pre- and post-visit logistics.)


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.

$600 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 dates allow for 3-night or 7-night stays
Monday start dates allow for 4-night or 7-night stays
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Gear Rental: Canoeing , Biking, Fishing & other Outdoor Gear
  • Tax per night/person - Tax per person/night is included in rates listed.
  • Scenic flight between park entrance and Kantishna, and return
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Train, bus or rental car connections to/from Anchorage or Fairbanks
  • Pre- and post- accommodations near Denali Park Entrance


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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