Denali Tours

For many visitors, a trip to Alaska just isn’t complete without catching a glimpse of the massive, snow-capped centerpiece of Denali National Park. Topping out at 20,322 feet (6,194 meters), Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley) is North America’s highest peak. As it’s often completely shrouded in clouds, some say there’s only a 30-percent chance of seeing the peak in any one day. 

The Basics
There are many ways to experience Denali without actually having to climb it. Book a jeep or ATV tour of Denali National Park to explore deep into the Alaska wilderness, or take the short hike to Reflection Pond for spectacular views of Denali. Get up close and personal to North America’s highest peak with an unforgettable flightseeing tour from Anchorage or Talkeetna.  Choose a tour with a glacier landing to step right out onto the ice-covered mountain yourself. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Denali is so massive, it creates its own weather. Keep your eyes on the peak since it can appear out of thin air at any moment and then disappear just as quickly.  
  • Pack plenty of layers; Alaska weather can change at any moment.
  • Photographers will love the unobstructed views of Denali from Reflection Pond. 
  • The farther you travel into the park, the bigger Denali appears and the better your chances are of seeing it. 

How to Get There
The entrance to Denali National Park is located about 250 miles (402 kilometers) north of Anchorage. There is only one road in Denali National Park, and most private vehicles are prohibited past mile 15 (kilometer 24). Most visitors arrive by car and then explore the park by shuttle bus or guided bus tour. 

When to Get There
Denali is most accessible during the summer season, which typically runs from the end of May through the middle of September. Visitation is highest during the summer months, but winter, with only a handful of visitors and plenty of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and dogsledding opportunities, can be a magical time to visit. 

Seeing the Northern Lights
Since the region around Denali is almost completely free of light pollution, it is a great place for both stargazing and viewing the Northern Lights. The sky has to be dark enough to see the lights; by mid-August the Northern Lights start to become visible, with your best chance of seeing them from September through April. 
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Address: Denali National Park, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

The US National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is a convenient way for visitors to access more than 2,000 sites of incomparable wonder, from Mount St. Helens and the Grand Canyon to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Red Rocks National Conservation Area. The 2019 america the beautiful - the national parks and federal recreational lands annual pass kit includes a National Parks annual pass, brochure and hang tag. A physical America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass will be issued through the mail - Please add your mailing address to Special Requirements upon checkout.
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Mt Denali Flightseeing Tour from Anchorage with Glacier Landing

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.
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Talkeetna Zipline Adventure from Anchorage

Soar through Alaska’s boreal forests on this guided Talkeetna zipline tour. Bound off from platform to platform, and marvel at views of ravines, Chulitna and Susitna valleys, Mt Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) and the Alaska Range. Your adventure includes nine ziplines, three suspension bridges and a spiral staircase, providing different vantage points to appreciate nature and the wildlife. Before ziplining, stop in the historic railroad town of Talkeetna, where you’ll enjoy lunch and hear gold-mining lore. Hotel transport included.
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