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Denali Guided Hikes

Heli-hiking
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

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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Moderate

Guided Denali 3 Hr 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

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).

Family Guided Hike Denali

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.

GUIDED 5-hr. INTERPRETIVE HIKE
HIKING LEVEL: Strenuous

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

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).

Guided Strenuous Hike Denali

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.

Difficult

Triple Lakes Trail
Hiking level: Easy to moderate

 This out-and-back hike on a graded path offers spectacular views of the Nenana River and the glacially carved Yanert Valley. At least 50 varieties of Denali’s wildflowers speckle the hillsides from purple pasque in the early season to fireweed later in the summer and delicious wild edible berries in the fall. After a gradual climb for 2 miles, the first alpine lake comes into view, and makes for a great turnaround snack break. With any luck, the resident beavers will be out for a swim. Two more alpine lakes await with a little more effort of uphill and miles.

Trip Times: 8am & 2pm

Hiking Time 3.5 hours

Level: Easy/Moderate

Distance: 4-7 miles (Depending on group)

Elevation Gain: 800-1250 feet

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.

Ox Bow Trail
Hiking level: Easy to moderate

This well-traveled graded flat path is the best option for travelers with young children or folks looking for a less strenuous hike. High above the Nenana River, this 2-mile hike contours the west banks of the river so you can watch rafters brave the 36-degree rapids. Besides the river views, there are panorama vistas of Mt. Fellows, Sugarloaf Mountain and Mt. Healy as you weave through the spruce, aspen and birch forest. Halfway through the hike, you’ll reach a gravel bar where you can test the temperatures of the river … if you dare. 

Trip Time: 6:15pm 

Hiking Time: 2 hours

Level: Easy

Distance:  2 miles

Elevation Gain: 300 feet

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.

Rock Creek Trail
Hiking level: Moderate to strenuous

Often the reward to a hard hike is the view, but what about seeing sled dogs halfway through a hike? As the only national park with a working sled dog kennel, Denali harnesses the 100-year history of the Alaskan husky rangers who patrol and haul supplies in the winter, and enjoy pets from visitors in the summer. You can visit the kennel by taking the human-powered route on this quiet 5-mile invigorating loop trail via Rock Creek and Roadside trails through the boreal forest

Trip Time: 8am & 2 pm

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Level: Moderate /Strenuous

Distance: 5 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 950 feet

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.

Denali Wilderness 4 Hour Hiking Tour
Hiking level: Strenuous

This tour is designed to be the same intensity as our 5-Hour Wilderness Hiking Tour and for more fit travelers. While still a narrated tour the Interpretive 4 hour Hike covers more ground but a little shorter in duration. Expect to cover 4-6 miles and climb up 1500-1800' in elevation.

*Note, this tour often operates in areas just outside the National Park so we may explore the mountains off-trail and utilize locations that are more remote and have a wider variety of terrain to explore.  We can drop you off at the train depot in time for the 12:30pm train departure.

$150/person


Hiking Level: Strenuous

Group size 3-7 travelers

Offered once daily 7:30am - 11:30am

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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