- 3.5-hour off-road Jeep adventure through Denali National Park
- Take your turn driving along the historic Stampede Trail, which inspired the movie Into the Wild
- Soak in the surrounding wilderness and spot Mt McKinley and wildlife such as moose and bears
- Your professional guide will safely lead the pack of Jeeps and teach you about the wilderness via your two-way radio
What You Can Expect
Your destination is Stampede Road. Once called Stampede Trail and not shown on many Alaska maps, this road was a mining trail blazed in the 1930s. This is the same road that the character from the film Into The Wild travels on.
The first few miles of the road are paved, but beyond this point, your guide will lead the pack of Jeeps along some unpaved paths, giving you with plenty of bumps and dips to maneuver. There will be ample opportunity to switch drivers so everyone can enjoy the thrill of maneuvering along this road through the wilderness.
Through your two-way radio, your guide will explain the area’s rich history, point out interesting sights and provide tips on the road conditions ahead. You and your fellow travelers can ask your guide any questions you may have along the way.
Don’t forget your camera! On a clear day, you may be able to see Mt McKinley, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, as this area is rife with moose, foxes, caribou and even bears.
Enjoy a snack before winding your way back to where you started, with lots of stories and photos of your Alaskan wilderness adventure to share with friends!
Tour was great, BUT Viator itself needs to have done its homework in getting the tour company name correct......
Communication is expected from the pre-paid user of the trip to confirm pick up time a day in advance. This however, does not apply with Off-Road Jeep Adventures. We were picked up 45 minutes late with no notification that this would eventuate. We had to follow up personally to be informed there was a problem with the earlier tour. When queried on pickup, was informed that "office person was new....". Sorry, respect and communicaton is expected from supplier as well as user. Consequently we missed another tour planned for that afternoon because Off-Road Jeep Adventure was late.
We booked this tour with another couple, who were our traveling companions on our Alaska Adventure. We looked forward to enjoying their company in a jeep such as the one in the picture above, and we also looked forward to seeing the kind of scenery shown in the same picture. Unfortunately, our jeep broke down in a mud hole (possibly man-made) on a trail without any scenic views. Without going into detail, we saw no wildlife, no scenery, and ultimately, my husband and the couple with whom we were traveling were separated into three other jeeps with people that we did not know. In addition, another of the jeeps also overheated, but was luckily resuscitated by a guest who was an auto mechanic. We made it to the "snack location", where we saw yet another jeep which had broken down from a previous tour. By this time, so much time had been wasted during the breakdown that we were forced to return home so that one of the families would not miss their train connection from Denali.
We returned on the same trail, but the adventure did not end there. As we were returning to the tour base camp, yet another jeep was being hauled off to Fairbanks for repair. It is no wonder that there was not a contingency plan for extra jeeps in case there was a breakdown. Once we arrived at the base camp, we were whisked back to the Princess Wilderness Lodge.....my husband was in one van, and I was in another. This "adventure" cost us and our traveling companions a total of $580. It was not my favorite day in Alaska.