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DENALI BACKCOUNTRY GUIDES

Guided Denali walking tour 
HIKING LEVEL: Moderate

Walking with an experienced local naturalist is really a great way to see the complicated connections of plants, animals, and people within the splendor of true wilderness in Alaska. Trails are best described as moderate, with tree roots, hills, and mud in places. This tour is not meant to be a workout, but it is three consecutive hours of walking on sometimes unimproved trails. Average pace is about one mile per hour with frequent stops. There is time for resting, drinking, conversing and even picking berries in season. The trail is not flat. Some up and down is required for the entire length of the tour. Expect to walk 3-4 miles with up to 800’ elevation gain.

  • Bring your outdoor gear: sturdy walking shoes, water, snack for the trail, jacket and rain gear. 

  • Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!

  • Some basic equipment is available upon request, including rain gear, water, overboots and trekking poles.

 

Availability: May 12 - September 15, 2023

Times: 

  • 7:40AM - 10:40AM

  • 5PM - 8PM

  • 8:30PM - 11:15PM (May, June & July only)

Duration: 3 hours​

Pricing: $120/adult, $60/child (5-17 years old)

**There is a minimum of two (2) people per hike and maximum number of eight (8).

Cancellation Policy: Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Full refunds are issued up to three days in advance of a booked trip. No refunds will be given if tour is cancelled within three days of a trip.

In the event that a trip is cancelled due to passenger minimums or weather, a full refund will be issued. DBG Tours operate rain or shine and seldom cancel for rainy weather.

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GUIDED INTERPRETIVE HIKE
HIKING LEVEL: Strenuous

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This tour is for the more fit travelers. While still a narrated tour, the interpretive hike covers more ground, 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 taiga. Expect to gain 1500' in elevation and walk 5-6+ miles, off-trail at times.

  • Bring your outdoor gear: sturdy walking shoes, water, snack for the trail, jacket and rain gear. 

  • Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!

  • Some basic equipment is available upon request, including rain gear, water, overboots and trekking poles.

Availability: May 12 - September 15, 2023

Time: 11:15AM - 4:15PM

Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours

Pricing: $170/person

**There is a minimum of three (3) people per hike and maximum number of seven (7).

Cancellation Policy: Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Full refunds are issued up to three days in advance of a booked trip. No refunds will be given if tour is cancelled within three days of a trip.

In the event that a trip is cancelled due to passenger minimums or weather, a full refund will be issued. DBG Tours operate rain or shine and seldom cancel for rainy weather.

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Hiking level: Easy to moderate

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. It is possible to see Denali on a clear day from this area. Hiking area is located near Mt Fellows and Yanert Valley, not in Denali National Park, but it is remote wilderness. 

  • Bring your outdoor gear: sturdy walking shoes, water, snack for the trail, jacket and rain gear. 

  • Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!

  • Some basic equipment is available upon request, including rain gear, water, overboots and trekking poles.

Availability: May 15 - September 15, 2023

Times: 7:35AM & 10:35AM

Duration: 3 hours walking on tundra, 4.5 hours total

Pricing: $499/person

Cancellation Policy: Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Full refunds are issued up to three days in advance of a booked trip. No refunds will be given if tour is cancelled within three days of a trip.

In the event that a trip is cancelled due to passenger minimums or weather, a full refund will be issued. DBG Tours operate rain or shine and seldom cancel for rainy weather.

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