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Things to Do in Denali

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Denali and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Denali activities? We have 18 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Denali Highway Jeep Excursion

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 169.00


Come explore the Denali Highway with us!  Drive a new 4-door Jeep Wrangler or ride as a passenger, all while experiencing scenic views of Denali, the Alaska Range, and glaciers!  4 hours in length, not including lodging transfer. Open seasonally May through September.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

2.5-Hour Denali Wilderness ATV Adventure Tour

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 87.50


Get ready for an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness with an ATV tour from Denali. On an automatic single or double ATV, you'll ride along trails surrounded by Denali National Park at speeds up to 30 mph (48 kph), and make stops to enjoy 360-degree views of the Alaska Range, Otto Lake, and the Healy Valley. Traverse rocky creek beds and splash through the water (weather permitting) as a guide leads you through the rugged... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

3.5-Hour Denali ATV Trailblazer Tour

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 125.00


Get out and ride in the Alaskan Boreal Forest! Traveling at speeds up to 30 mph, maneuver through the taiga to picturesque panoramas of the Alaska Range. Observe glacial moraines and historic archaeological dig sites while navigating tree rutted trails, mountain-fed creek beds, and boggy tundra. Spend more time riding on the trail than any other Denali area off-road adventure tour. You may learn how to make fireweed tea,... Read More

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Air Tours

Denali North Face Flight Expedition

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 375.00


Embark on the ultimate Denali experience. Enjoy fantastic aerial views of Denali — North America's highest point — on an exhilarating 1.5-hour flight. See the avalanche-prone Wickersham Wall, spot glaciers, and simply bask in the surrounding scenery while savoring stunning aerial views. This unique adventure also includes round-trip transport from select Denali-area lodgings. Choose from multiple... Read More

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Air Tours

Flight to or from Denali

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 275.00


Save hours of travel on the road by flying to/from the Denali National Park area. Fly to or from Anchorage, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs, and Denali. While in route, enjoy aerial views of the Alaskan wilderness. Transportation between Denali National Park area hotels is included.

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Air Tours

Evening Getaway: Alaska’s Chena Hot Springs Resort

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 450.00


Spend an evening at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, departing from Denali National Park, with this convenient 4.5-hour package. Hop aboard a scenic flight 125 miles north for a relaxing evening getaway. Unwind in the natural hot spring “Rock Lake,” enjoy family time at the indoor... Read More

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Air Tours

Evening Getaway by Plane to the Arctic Circle

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 495.00


Join us for an evening of adventure 225 miles north to the isolated community of Bettles, Alaska. Enjoy about 75 minutes of scenic flight time each way until you land at the remote airstrip in the Arctic Circle. We will explore the town of Bettles, located 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Don't miss your chance to experience the Alaskan lifestyle “off the grid.” Take off time is 5:00 pm with a return to... Read More

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Air Tours

Denali Peak Flight

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 60 to 70 mins
Priced From: USD 399.00


Fly with the original flightseeing company in Denali for your best odds of seeing The Mountain 'face to face.'  Passengers on this flight see more of Denali, more often than anyone else.  Your highly experienced pilots possess the skills and knowledge to take advantage of the unique airstrip location just outside the road entrance into Denali NP.  99% of the flight is within Denali National Park, giving you a... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Denali Park Winter Experience

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 69.00


Take a trip into the park's glacial valleys aboard our warm and comfortable shuttles on this 2 ½ hour guided tour along the Denali Park Road. Our 4x4 vehicles are uniquely equipped for winter travel in Alaska. Your guide will narrate the trip, providing commentary and conversation on the park's extraordinary history, unfettered wildlife, dynamic geography, and formidable climate. The park's original Ranger... Read More

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Eco Tours

Denali Backcountry Safari

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 99.00


Adventurers will board a rugged 4-wheel drive safari transport on a spectacular off-road journey into Denali's backcountry. Follow a very primitive trail with plenty of bumps, mud, and off-road 4x4 adventure. Be prepared for wildlife sightings!

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Helicopter Tours

Denali Heli-Hiking Tour

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 570.00


Fly by helicopter and walk the tundra of Denali with an experienced naturalist guide. See the home of caribou, Dall sheep, Arctic ground squirrel on this 4-hour tour including a drop-off helicopter flight and a rugged nature hike, followed by a helicopter pick up. The terrain is wild and varied, and the stunning scenery and remote locations make this tour like no other. Bring your outdoor gear for this Denali adventure.

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Hiking & Camping

Denali National Park Walking Tour

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 110.00


Embark on a moderate 3-hour walk through Denali National Park with an informative naturalist guide and a small group limited to seven people. Explore both within and outside the wilderness of Denali, moving slowly through the boreal forest of the Alaska Range. Choose a morning, afternoon or midnight sun walk.

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Hiking & Camping

Denali Wilderness Hiking Tour

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 145.00


Hike the wilderness trails at the entrance to Denali National Park with an experienced naturalist guide on this tour. This narrated tour spends five hours hiking through boreal forest, taiga, and tundra. Geology, botany, natural and human history of Denali National park is explained in detail in the fresh air and sweeping landscape.

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Hiking & Camping

Private Multi-Day Denali National Park Camping and Hiking Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 1125.00


Hike into the tundra-covered mountains of the Alaska Range from camp to camp with an experienced guide for three nights, or travel to the Maclaren River valley and camp two nights at the toe of the glacier. These two great options for your visit to Alaska are an opportunity to explore and learn... Read More

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White Water Rafting

CANYON RUN PADDLE RAFT WHITEWATER RAFTING

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 94.00


Denali Outdoor Center is Denali National Park's paddle rafting specialist! This Nenana River paddle rafting adventure offers hands-on action and is our most popular Alaska whitewater river trip. While some Nenana raft adventure companies will paddle around the big whitewater, with the protection of our “drysuits” and the experience of our guides, Denali Outdoor Center will run more Alaska whitewater and offer a... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Canyon Run Oar Raft Whitewater Rafting

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 94.00


Just sit, hold on and enjoy the Alaska raft ride! This Nenana rafting adventure is a perfect introduction to whitewater rafting.  A 2 hour, 11 mile  Alaska whitewater rafting journey with class III & class IV whitewater rapids (minimum age required is 10 years old). The Canyon Run is our most popular Nenana rafting adventure and a true classic.

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White Water Rafting

Denali Scenic Wilderness Rafting

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 94.00


A 2 Hour (11 mile) Alaska raft adventure for all. This Nenana rafting adventure features mild whitewater with class II and one easy class III rapid (minimum age 5 years old). Float the boundary of Denali National Park in search of wildlife with breathtaking views of The Alaska Range.  If you do not have a vehicle, shuttles are included from most local Denali area lodging.

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Ziplines

Denali Park Zipline Adventure

Denali National Park and Preserve, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 139.00


Soar through the boreal forest and over Alaskan tundra on an exhilarating 3-hour zipline tour — the only one of its kind in the Denali National Park area. Follow the lead of professional certified guides across six suspension bridges and seven thrilling ziplines. There's even a heart-pounding dual racer finale. The course is open seasonally, from May through September.

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