Getting Started


Photo Credit Jeff Ottemer

Front Desk Crew out taking in the views on the heli-hike!

We're lucky to go out and experience these once in a lifetime adventures! Because we've been on the tours,

we are happy to share our perspective. 

Come meet Tracey Smith or Nancy Harris, our passionate and professional resident tour experts at McKinley Creekside Cabins.  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 National Park.  

We recommend three days for Denali.

Day 1-Travel Day-Takes 4.5 hrs. to get to Denali from Anchorage

Day 2-Tour the park: Park tours range in duration from 3-6 hours. 

Day 3-Plan a hike, do one of the many activities offered, or relax by the creek or if you only have two days you would depart.

Day 4-Depart to your next destination.

Check out these FREE Park Activities: 

Keep In Mind: 

  • We recommend that you make your reservations early due to high demand and a short visitor season.

  • Tours can be prepaid or paid upon check in at the hotel, with the exception of PARK tours 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 3 days in Denali National Park to enjoy all the park has to offer and to accommodate its distance to and from other destinations.

  • We can help book all area tours and excursions. 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. 

  • 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 and refunds are given accordingly.

  • Prices subject to change.

Give us a call or send a request for more information, tailored specifically to your interests!  Let us know your goals and budget

and our local experts will send over suggestions to help you

maximize your time and money in Denali.

McKinley Creekside Cabins, Café, and Bakery

Phone: 1-907-683-2277 / Email: 

PO Box 89 / Mile 224 George Parks Hwy (Route 3)

Denali National Park, Alaska  66755


Winter:  9 am - 6 pm

Summer:  7 am - 9 pm

Plan ahead and spend your valuable time in

Denali National Park doing and exploring! 

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