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While Alaska is among the top places in the world to catch the northern lights, the elusive natural phenomenon can be difficult to spot on your own. Luckily, with a local tour guide to take you to the best spots in the Denali area, you can greatly increase your chances of witnessing the light show. Plus, along the way, your guide breaks down the mysterious science behind the northern lights.
Explore the Alaskan wilderness on a 2.5-hour tour by ATV from Denali. Stop to view Denali National Park landmarks such as Otto Lake, Healy Valley, and the Alaska Range, and look for wildlife such as moose. Ride either an automatic single or double ATV through rugged terrain, splashing through water (weather permitting) and traversing rocky creek beds on an ATV that can reach speeds of up to 30 mph (48 kph). Includes guide, use of equipment, and pickup and drop-off at select hotels.
Experience Alaska as it was meant to be experienced: rough and wild. During this 3-hour ATV adventure from, pilot your own all-terrain vehicle through the Alaskan tundra to get deep into the backcountry. Stop for photos and views of spectacular scenery, including views from Black Diamond Peak and a course through the Dry Creek Riverbed. Round-trip transportation from Healy hotels and use of all equipment are included.
Drive your own ATV off–road during a fun 3-hour experience in the wilderness of Alaska. Enjoy a thrilling ride, breathtaking scenery and a delicious backcountry meal. Your guide provides ATV instructions then leads you on a memorable spin down dirt roads and through dry creek beds. Stop for photo ops of the Alaska Range and look for wildlife, then celebrate with a full breakfast, lunch or dinner before returning to Healy.
Experience your own ‘Into the Wild’ journey on this 4-wheel off-road adventure in Denali National Park. Aboard your safari transport, head deep into the Alaskan bush to the Stampede Trail, a forgotten trail in the wilderness that Christopher McCandless took to explore the backcountry. Learn about the area’s geology and wildlife, and stop along the way to explore the open tundra. Hotel transport from select locations is included on this 3.5-hour tour.
Travel like the Alaskan pioneers did, in horse-drawn covered wagon, during this 3-hour tour from Healy. Listen to your guide's commentary about the history, culture and environmental features of the area as you travel through the Alaskan tundra. Snap photos of the mountains of Denali National Park looming nearby. Finish your tour with a family-style meal in the heart of the backcountry.
Get an authentic look at a rural Alaska homestead and meet a team of sled dogs on this unique homestead tour. Located off the grid, this homestead keeps sled dogs for daily chores and companionship—not just for tourism like many of the other places in Alaska. This gives dog lovers a chance to see the integral role sled dogs play in rural Alaska living.
Embark on a treasure hunt through the Alaskan wilderness during this 3-hour ATV tour from Healy. Go off-road searching for hidden views, secret sights, quartz and granite rocks and coal with your adventure guide. End up at a backcountry pavilion for a hearty camp-style meal, over which you can rehash your treasure hunt victories and examine the spoils. This family-friendly adventure includes all safety gear; round-trip transportation from Healy hotels is available.
Head out of Anchorage to the small town of Talkeetna, known for its close access to wildlife. A guided trip provides expert insight into the area and handles all transportation logistics for a hassle-free excursion, including a jet boat ride and a visit to an authentic trapper’s cabin.
Few things are more exhilarating than a hike through the incredible Denali National Park, unless of course that hike also includes a round-trip helicopter flight over some of the most rugged and remote terrain on earth. An experienced naturalist guide helps you get the most out of the experience: stunning and remote locations come alive as you see Dall sheep, caribou and grizzly bears during this 5-hour excursion. Come prepared with outdoor gear and leave with special memories.
Rumble down the Denali Park Road in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle on this half-day tour. Denali is snow-covered and tough to navigate in the winter, but riding with an experienced guide in an 4WD vehicle gives you access to parts of the park it would be tough to reach in your own car. Listen to commentary on the park's geography, wildlife, and history as you travel. Jump out for a quick nature hike and a visit to the historic sled dog kennels if weather allows.
Enjoy aerial views of Denali National Park’s glaciers, granite peaks and icefalls on this flightseeing tour from Anchorage. Snap memorable shots of Mt McKinley and fly high over the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, which is even deeper than the Grand Canyon! Then land on a glacier for up-close views of the dramatic ice formations. A guided tour of Talkeetna and round-trip hotel transport from Anchorage are included in this full-day tour.