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Denali National Park Tours and Excursions

Come meet Robin DeLong or Liz Tierney our resident tour experts.  They or any of our carefully selected and trained guest service agents have the knowledge and first-hand experience that will help you decide how to get the most out of your time and trip into Denali.  

PRINTABLE 2020 Denali National Park TOUR CATALOG

Making Reservations

  • Recommended that you make your reservations early due to high demand & a short visitor season.
  • Tours can be prepaid or paid upon check in at the hotel, with the exception of PARK tours & Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre which require full payment at the time the tour is booked and confirmed; cancellations are noted and specific for each park tour option.
  • Plan on 2, ideally 3 days in Denali National Park to enjoy all the park has to offer and to accommodate its distance to and from other destinations. McKinley Creekside Cabins and the Denali Tour Company offer a FREE tour booking for ALL visitors to Denali National Park. Our goal to make seeing and booking trips into "Denali" easy.   
  • REFUNDS for all other excursions (unless otherwise noted): A 72+ hr notice prior to tour is required to cancel and be refunded. Denali has a short 120 days season and vendors need time to resell the space - otherwise they charge in full. In light of Corona Virus all tours can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to departure at no penalty. We highly encourage you to still book your space on tours early as space is limited.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover.
  • All tours go rain or shine so dress appropriately (layering and a rain jacket/wind breaker is recommended). DON’T let the weather dictate what you will do, just what you wear!
  • All flight tours are weather dependent & refunds are given accordingly.
  • Prices subject to change
Contact us at info@mckinleycabins.com or call 1-907-683-2277.
Keep an eye out for the * those indicate Creekside favorites!

Denali National Park Tours

*Denali Backcountry Adventure-Tour to Kantishna-Narrated-92 miles
Our favorite tour to see the entire park.  It is a long day so a comfortable ride with a knowledgeable guide includes lunch at the beautiful Denali Backcountry Lodge followed by a nature walk, gold panning or just just enjoying Kantishna.
OPTION #1: Round trip motor coach 13 hrs.-LAND
OPTION #2: Motor coach in and fly out-8 hrs. LAND & AIR!  

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*BEST Value-Denali Park Day Excursion-See the park by LAND & AIR!
Fly In/Shuttle bus out.  Both the Denali Park Day Excursion and Kantishna Day Shuttle are a great  for those that want to see the park by land and air and don't want the fuss of a narrated tour.  Here we have combined the park shuttle bus system with a scenic flight seeing tour over Denali. Departs:  Flight at 12pm, shuttle bus back.  Spend 1-5 hours in Kantishna. 

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*Kantishna Day Shuttle Bus and Flight Tour-LAND & AIR!
Bus In / Fly Out.  Catch the morning shuttle bus to Kantishna and fly out in the afternoon.  95 miles (5-6hrs) one way shuttle bus then a 55 minute flight tour at approx. 3pm back to the entrance. 

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Park Shuttle Adventure -Explore the park on a budget! Park Service Shuttle buses provide an informal/inexpensive alternative to narrated tours. This is a great option for those that want a shorter trip or don't want the expense of a narrated tour.  We feel this is an excellent option for those that only want to spend a 1/2 day in the park.  If you plan on seeing the entire park (which takes 12-13 hours) we feel a comfortable ride with a professional guide is well worth it; Denali Backcountry Adventure.
Tundra Wilderness Tour-Narrated  53 miles / 6-8 hours
This trip travels to Toklat/53 miles into the park.  It is a narrated tour on a modifed school bus with drop down viewing screens.  In our opinion this is a very expensive option for what you get. Depending on your goals we may have better more affordable choices.  Contact us  with questions 1-907-683-2277.

Dinner fun!

*Cabin Nite Dinner Show Includes an all you can eat salmon & rib dinner with a lively musical revue about Kantishna, the historical town at the end of the Denali Park road. 

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Horse Drawn Wagon Ride  With gourmet backcounty dining.  

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Get YOUR feet on the ground!

*Backcountry Skill-building Hikes-We love this activity! Get comfortable with the and enjoy the sense of freedom that comes with learning how to hike in the Alaskan wilderness!

Guided Nature Walk -Get your feet on the ground with a trained backcountry guide. 

Guided Backcountry Hike-For the Adventure seeker and experienced hikers! Explore the backcountry and maybe cross a river or two with expert guides.

The Great Alaskan Husky!

Visit 4-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King's kennel. Meet champion dogs and the new puppies while you see and learn about the competitive sport of dog mushing-fascinating. 

Wild Thingz Dog Ride & Kennel Tour 
This is an excellent choice for those that want to feel the power of the dog and learn about the simple, rustic lifestyle of the Alaskan Musher and the true athletes, the Alaskan Husky. 

Denali Adventure Activities

Denali Raft Adventures! 
Experience the thrill of a whitewater river adventure!
Locally Family owned and operated since 1974, Denali Raft Adventures, Inc. is the original raft company on the Nenana River at the entrance of Denali National Park.
Options from MILD to WILD!  

Denali Jeep Tours If you are not interested in a bus ride into the park, we recommend the Denali Jeep Tour.  Travel down one of the most scenic drive in America.  
Top 10 Greatest Drives in America!  -NatGeo
 #2 Drive of a Lifetime!-NatGeoTravelerMag
  • Read Article-Denali Highway-Best of the Last Frontier-
    By: Courtney Dowd-Stanley

Denali ATV Tours "DENALI'S MUST-DO OUTDOOR ACTIVITY!" Get our & ride with us in Alaska's scenic wilderness! They offer 4 unique ATV tours options! Their goal on every tour is to provide you with the best experience while visiting the Denali area. 

Denali Photo Guides
Love this shot Denali Photo Guides took on our property with the mountains, creek and adirondack chairs...This picture is worth a thousand words!  And you too can get professional instruction, learn how to use your camera functions to capture that great shot.  Excellent for everyone, from the photo enthusiast to those just learning. 

Golf DENALI at Black Dimond PAR 3 Gold Course
Enjoy this rugged PAR 3 golf course nestled in the heart of the interior, or better yet book a late night tee time and golf in the midnight sun! 

Denali Fly Fishing Guides 
Offers personalized and fully outfitted fly fishing excursions into Broad pass between the Alaska Range and the Talkeetna Mountain Ranges.  Beginners and experinced anglers welcome. 

Bike Denali
Bike the park road! Tons of routes and great advice from locals. 


Flightseeing is the #1 rated activity!  
Helicopter Tours
Ariel tours, Glacier Landing Tours, Heli Hiking Adventures
Flight Seeinging Tours  We also have options that also include a park tour!
  1. Denali BackCountry Adventure with Flight tour
  2. Denali Park Day Excursion-afternoon shuttle with flight.
  3. Kantishna Day Shuttle-morning shuttle with flight.
Fly to the bus from Into the Wild!-This shelter that later became a home to Chris McCandless from Jon Krauker's Into the Wild.

FUN in Fairbanks!

Going to FAIRBANKS?  We love these two activities that will give you a broad specturm of uniquely Alaskan sights and experinces.

Riverboat Discovery-Your three-hour tour will take you into the heart of Alaska and a family who has made the rivers of Alaska their way of life for five generations. There is much to see, do and learn on this action packed trip.  

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Gold Dredge 8-Your two-hour tour will take you into the heart of the gold fields of the Tanana Valley where you will feel the history come alive!