Denali National Park
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Denali Self-Guided Jeep Adventure

McKinley Village, United States

From $245.13

per group (up to 5)

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Denali on your own terms on a self-guided Jeep tour that lets you escape the crowds, avoid tour buses, and experience National Geographic Traveler’s #2 Drive of a Lifetime. While most rental car companies restrict which roads you can travel and require you to stay on paved routes, this tour encourages independent travel and lets you take your 4WD Jeep Renegade on gravel roads for a true Alaskan adventure.
  • See the lesser-visited parts of the Denali region on an independent Jeep tour
  • A souvenir guidebook provides suggested routes
  • Traveling on your own means you can stop whenever you want and never have to wait on other tourists
  • The Jeep is equipped with GPS so you don’t have to worry about getting lost

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Souvenir Guidebook
  • Denali National Park Entrance fees, optional
  • Fuel surcharge

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We pick up from select Denali area hotels, at the Denali National Park Bus Depot, and the Alaska Railroad Denali Depot.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Drivers must be 25 years of age or older and posses valid drivers license
  • Proof of full coverage auto insurance required at check in
  • Credit Card in drivers name must be presented at check in
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Due to federal regulations by the National Park Service, vehicles on the Denali Park Road itinerary are only permitted to drive the first 15 miles of the National Park Road.
  • This tour is intended to allow guests to experience seldom-visited locations and backcountry byways, but traveling off established roadways is not permitted.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    33 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Denali’s fall stunning views
    Terry_N, Sep 2022
    Absolute stunning views and the deal with this experience is that you can stop and start anytime you’d like and take as many pictures as you’d like.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great experience
    Dorothy_L, Aug 2022
    We are so glad we decided at the last minute to do this Jeep self-tour. We drove up part of the old Denali highway and loved all the beautiful scenery. We’ll worth the time if you are looking for a way to do some sightseeing on your own
    Jeep rental Denali
    Sam_C, Aug 2022
    People were friendly, vehicles worked well but the pick up was in Healy which added at least 30 mins to the rental since the main attraction is south of Denali (Denali Highway). We got three flat tires, long story. They brought a second spare for the third flat to us. They comped us gas refill on two cars, close to a full tank comped. If you’re staying in Denali (near Denali Princess) a more convenient option would be across the road from Denali Princess.
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    Robbie_W, Aug 2022
    The advertisement for this excursion gave the impression we would drive our own Jeep, off-road with a tour guide leading the way and radio'ing info to us, on wilderness trails and such. We were given a map & keys, and told to return the Jeep refueled to full, and sent on our way for four hours. There was no off-roading and all the places we ventured with our map, we had already been. We could have done the same things on our rental car. Basically rented another vehicle and wasted money. Of all excursions on our three city, almost 400 mile AK trip, this one was a huge disappointment.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Hi Robbie, thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I believe you may be confused with another tour though. This tour is the Self-Guided Jeep tour which is described on Viator as a tour to explore Denali on your own terms on a self-guided Jeep tour and this tour encourages independent travel and lets you take your 4WD Jeep Renegade on gravel roads for a true Alaskan adventure. In the additional info it is noted that this tour is intended to allow guests to experience seldom-visited locations and backcountry byways, but traveling off established roadways is not permitted. As highlights it does say that you will have a souvenir guidebook that provides suggested routes and that traveling on your own means you can stop whenever you want and never have to wait on other tourists. There is a fully guided Jeep tour in the Denali area that is a follow-the-leader type tour with many Jeeps down a gravel road with CB radio type communication. However, this tour you selected lays out and provides a self-guided experience for those looking for their own adventure to lesser traveled areas. We hope you had a great trip to Alaska and were able to take in some breathtaking views making memories to last a lifetime!
    Gorgeous denali
    Shama_N, Jul 2022
    That was an amazing experience with the keep rental. They are very much professional. Kaden was so nice, he picked us from the hotel and we got the jeep from their parking lot. He gave us a brochure and explained to us that we can just go 15 miles of the Denali park with our jeep. No private vehicle can go beyond 15 miles. We enjoyed the drive plus it was a new jeep. We had a great time at each of our destinations. Our expectations were not more than what we got. We saw the Denali mountain views as well, but it was a bit cloudy. All inconveniences aside though, I am truly thankful to you for making this Denali journey easier for us.
    Jim_W, Jun 2022
    Jeep was OK. Contact was friendly and anxious to accommodate. The location was too far from the princess lodge.(20 min in the wrong direction) There was a competitor directly across the street who had nicer equipment and was $25.00 cheaper.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us, and would like to apologize for any inconvenience our location may have caused you. We used to be located on the boardwalk but COVID has changed a lot and some location changes were needed. We now operate out of the year-round community next to the park entrance area. Additionally, we use new well maintained equipment and apologize it didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve our service in the future.
    Jeep fun
    linda_m, Aug 2021
    I loved that we could go when and where we wanted in the park. Gave us time to take all the photos we could not take on buses....also Brad picked us up at our hotel and returned us. Special thanks to Brad who also helped us look for moose on our return to the hotel trip...
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Suzie G, Aug 2019
    We had hoped for what was stated as off road jeep excursion. We merely drove down highways we could have driven in our own car.
    6 travelers found this review helpful
    Self guided Jeep tour
    Alma_C, Aug 2019
    I booked this thinking that this would allow me to get further into Denali park where public vehicles are not able to go. This is not the case. Only buses are able to get further into the park. We did one of the recommended drives, it wasn’t bad, but we could have done it in our own (rental) vehicle. The drive from Anchorage to Denali was just as nice. If you don’t have a vehicle and want to drive around outside of the park, this may be something to do. But if you have your own vehicle, you don’t need this, or want to go into the park, you’ll need to get on the bus. For us, it wasn’t a good use of our time or money. Please note that the actual rental and service was fine. It just wasn’t what we thought it would be.
    5 travelers found this review helpful
    Denali sightseeing
    stevelisahall, Jul 2019
    Very easy way to see sights around Denali National Park. Team provides recommended routes. Note that the Jeeps have same travel restrictions within the Park as other personal vehicles. We saw moose, beavers, and wonderful vistas.
    Response from Host, Jul 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! It is awesome to hear you were able to take in the wonderful vistas! We hope the rest of your Alaskan adventure is just as great!


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