Denali Park Bus tour, this private bus trip travels the entire length of Denali National Park road to Kantishna and includes lunch at a Denali lodge in Kantishna, Alaska.

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Denali Park Bus Tour - Private Bus Tour Into Denali National Park

Mt. McKinleyThe Denali National Park Bus Adventure is a full day narrated bus tour along the Denali National Park Road to a Denali Lodge in Kantishna, returning to the Denali Park entrance in the evening. This Denali Park Bus adventure into Denali National Park travels the entire length of the restricted 95-mile Denali Park Road to Kantishna in a private bus. A trained naturalist Guide/Driver provides natural history interpretation along the way, helping guests search for bears, moose, caribou and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the region. You'll stop along the way for photos and take several rest stops where guests can stretch their legs. Snacks, drinks and lunch are provided.

Denali Grizzly BearLunch is served at an exclusive Denali Lodge in Kantishna. Dietary restrictions are accommodated with advance notice, and there is always a vegetarian option. Lunch consists of a sandwich bar, soups, fruits, snacks, fresh baked goods and drinks.

Activities in Kantishna with a trained guide are available after lunch. Try your luck at gold panning near the lodge, or take a guided nature walk.

Compare to the National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour and you'll see that this trip goes almost twice as far into the park, and includes a great lunch and an activity at an exclusive lodge. And the Tundra Wilderness Tour doesn't even get to Eielson Visitor Center, Muldrow Glacier, Wonder Lake or Kantishna.

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Tour Type: Denali Park Tour Bus
Difficulty: Easy
Comfort: Good
Prior Experience: None

OwlTrip Highlights
  • Explore beyond the standard bus tours to the very end of the restricted Denali Park Road.
  • Search for bears, moose, caribou, sheep and other wildlife.
  • Pan for gold or take a guided nature walk in Kantishna.
  • Photograph Wonder Lake, the jewel of Denali.
  • See stunning landscapes of the Alaska range and glaciers.
  • Visit historic Kantishna in the heart of Denali National Park.
  • Have lunch at exclusive Denali Lodge in Kantishna, an old gold mining camp at the end of the Denali Park Road.
Denali MooseTo Travel round-trip the entire length of the 95 mile long Denali Park Road with rest stops, wildlife viewing, and lunch, this Denali Park Bus Tour is an all-day event that takes about of 13 hours from start to finish.

Departure times various depending departure location. The tour bus starts loading at 6:00 AM and makes stops at the different Denali hotels with the last hotel pickup at 6:45 AM. Then the bus heads into the park at approximately 7:00 AM, returning to the Denali hotels around 8:00 PM.

Daily Departures
June 6 - September 12

Depart Time
Between 6 and 6:45 AM depending on departure location.

Tour Length
Approximately 13 hours.

Other Denali Park Activities And Getting To Denali National Park
Denali Park is located 237 miles north of Anchorage. You can reach Denali by road or Backcountry Safaris would be happy to add bus or transportation on the Alaska Railroad to your Denali tour package. There are many activities at Denali that we can add to your Denali Park vacation. For some ideas on other Denali National Park activities take look at our Denali National Park Adventure web page.

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Denali Mc McKinleyDid You Know?
Did you know that Denali or Mt. McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent? Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,237 feet, the mountain's vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.
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