Make the most of your visit to the Land of the Midnight Sun!
For an incredible wildlife experience, consider a stay at Camp Denali, a beautiful natural haven deep in the heart of Denali National Park. Daily activities include hiking the backcountry with expert naturalist-guides, canoeing, mountain biking, and fishing. Each day you can choose which suits you best! Rustic but beautifully-appointed guest cabins have superlative mountain views of Denali, and are a short walk to the historic hand-hewn lodge and informal dining room where sumptuous meals are served. Evening programs presented by staff naturalists and visiting specialists are designed to further acquaint you with the Far North, all with the original Alaska Discovery company.
Easy to challenging day hikes, canoeing and mountain biking
- Explore the unique flora and fauna of Denali National Park on guided outings
- Opportunities to hike, canoe, fish, and mountain bike
- Enjoy superb Alaskan meals and stay in private rustic cabins deep in the heart of Denali National Park
Duration: 5 days Start Location: Denali National Park End Location: Denali National ParkDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrival day
NOTE: This trip can be taken as a 4-day trip (3 nights) or a 5-day trip (4 nights). The below itinerary refers to the 5-day trip; the difference is simply more or less time in Denali National Park. Weeklong stays can also be arranged—call for details!
After meeting our driver and guides mid-day at the Denali National Park train depot, we'll head to Camp Denali, stopping en route for a picnic supper (the day's main meal) around 4:00 p.m.
Days 2 - 4 : While you are at Camp Denali
Staying inside Denali National Park is a treat! Each day, you'll choose from a number of guided activities, including three levels of difficulty: an easier naturalist foray, a moderate, or strenuous outing. You'll take advantage of all this natural wonderland has to offer: borrow the camp's mountain bikes, take canoes out from the north end of Wonder Lake, just 3 miles away, or use the camp's fishing gear any time during your stay.
Each day after breakfast, a lunch buffet will be presented with fresh breads and variety of choices for you to create your pack lunch for the day. Then head out of camp by 9-10:00 a.m. each day to enjoy a full day in the heart of Denali National Park. Guided activity options return in the mid- or late-afternoon, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Then enjoy a program in the lodge to learn about this wilderness' wildlife, conservation efforts, and stories.
Camp Denali is an authorized National Park Service Concessionaire. Also designated as Denali National Park's sole historic operator of educational guided hiking and field trips, this 60-year family owned and operated business continues its tradition of active exploration beyond its own spectacular area around Wonder Lake. That means you can explore more of the Park's remote alpine valleys and lofty ridges and enhance your opportunities for wildlife sightings.
Day 5 : On your departure morning
On your departure morning, we will serve breakfast at 6:00 a.m. and depart at 6:45 am, reaching the train depot by 11:30 a.m.
DATES: Best time to go: June - September Departures: No group departures scheduled.
$100/night single supplement
*ages 11 & under
Camp DenaliDenali National Park
Situated on 67 acres of rising terrain, Camp Denali is centered on a pond that reflects up to 11 major peaks of the Alaska Range. Family-owned and operated, this rustic homestead is complimented by traditional cabin amenities, such as wood stoves, propane lights, and hand-sewn quilts made by Denali's own staff.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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