Denali Backcountry Guides

Walking Tour


Take an interpretive, guided walk in the Denali area with a naturalist guide who will point out the landmarks and talk about the amazing geology and glacial history of this part of the world. Walk through boreal forests and discover how plants and animals have adapted to the extreme sub-arctic environment.
  • Estimated time of hike: 3 hours
  • Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!
  • Wear layers, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. You may bring a backpack with water and snacks.
  • Hiking Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Times: 8 am - 11 am, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, 8:15pm - 11:15pm (until August 7)
  • Rate: $110/person (There is a minimum of two people per hike and maximum number of six)
Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

Wilderness Hiking Tour

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This tour is for the more fit travelers. While still a narrated tour, the interpretive hike covers more ground; climbs into the forest and alpine, and explores the glacier topology in depth. The extra time on the ground gives the group a chance to see the forested area near the Nenana River, the brushy but wildlife rich sub-alpine tundra, and the gorgeous views and highly adapted vegetation of the alpine tundra. 

  • Estimated time of hike: 4.5 hours
  • Wear layers, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. You may bring a backpack with water and snacks.
  • Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!
  • Hiking Level: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Time: 11:15AM-4PM
  • Rate: $140/person (There is a minimum of two people per hike and maximum number of six)
Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.    

Heli Hiking Tour

The Alaskan tundra is one of the most esoteric and breathtaking landforms on the planet – like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. This trip begins with an awe-inspiring flight in a helicopter landing you in a remote alpine wilderness setting. Once there, you’ll take a guided hike around the truly unique and spectacular environment. Jeff, the naturalist guide who has been hiking in the tundra for twenty years, will point out the flora and fauna on the way. There’s no telling what kinds of animals you might see, but you are guaranteed to experience nature in a way that you won’t soon forget.

  • Estimated time of hike: 4 hours
  • Wear layers, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.
  • You may bring a backpack with water and snacks, although water and snacks will be provided for you as well.
  • Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!
  • Hiking Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Rate:  $500/person
  • Times:  7:20am, 10:50am, and 2:05pm
  • 3.5 hours
Reserve your space early, pay at hotel check in. Cancel 72+ hrs. prior to avoid $25 cancellation fee.