Denali National Park tours 

Let the knowledgeable and passionate hospitality professionals at McKinley Creekside Cabins help you find the perfect tour for you and your family.  There are a few main options for experiencing Denali National park - from hop-on hop-off transit busses, to premier scenic flights, we will help you find the park tour for you!

Denali National Park: East Fork Transit Bus Tour  
Explore the park on a budget on the non-narrated shuttle buses!

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visitor center

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Bus-Denali-National-Park

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visitor center caribou rack

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Park Service Shuttle buses provide an inexpensive alternative to narrated tours. For 2022 beginning May 20th all buses will travel to the East Fork Bridge, Mile 43. Guests are still able to hop on hop off and can catch a shuttle back at any stops along the way but must purchase for an East Fork ticket.

 

We highly recommend ordering our hearty Park Lunch To-Go as there are no food services within the park. Book yours online or order at check-in with the front desk. 

The park transit buses are all hop on, hop off so you can explore the park at your own pace. Though not sold as a narrated tour, our experience is the park service bus drivers are knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you have. 

 

Times: Departs daily at 6 AM and then shuttles run about every half hour

Rates:

  • $30 / Adults

  • Free / Children (15 and under)

Availability: May 20th - September 15th

Reserve your space early!

Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Cancel 72+ hours prior to check-in, after this period tours are nonrefundable. Tour departs from Denali Bus Depot.

tundra wilderness tour 
The only narrated half-day trip

Tundra Wilderness Tour
Tundra Wilderness Tour

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Traveling 43 miles into Denali National Park to the East Fork Bridge, the Tundra Wilderness Tour (TWT) offers a wonderful and diverse experience for park visitors. Incredible scenery, a narrated history and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants await!

 

When your tour driver is able, he/she will take video footage of animals along Park Road and project these images onto drop-down video screens, featured only on their specially-designed tour buses. This way you can get a close-up look at the roadside action. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a “Tundra Wilderness Tour” DVD, which will feature some of the video footage shot from your tour! 

A box lunch and beverages are provided.

 

Times: 

AM departing between 5:30am & 7:30am

PM departing between 1:30pm & 3:30pm

Rates: Adult $128 / $56 Children (no lap children-car seats required for young children)

Availability: May 20th - September 15th

Duration: 5-5.5 hours

Reserve your space early!

 

Payment/Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival. Cancel 72+ hours prior to check-in, after this period tours are nonrefundable. Tour Departs from Denali Bus Depot

Denali Backcountry Adventure on the Denali HIghway

Rated the #2 drive of a lifetime by National Geographic!

PLEASE NOTE: The Denali HWY (a.k.a AK HWY 8) is NOT located in Denali National Park. It begins in Cantwell (26 miles south of the Park) and ends in Paxson (135 miles East of the park). 

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Experience the wilderness and wildlife of over 65 miles on the rugged Denali Highway. Our local guides will help you view the region’s best landmarks, introduce you to a host of authentic Alaska activities, and provide a delicious lunch at The Alpine Creek Lodge.

 

To experience the thrills and beauty of the Denali area, all you need is one day and a healthy sense of adventure.

WILDLIFE AND PHOTO OPS - Keep your camera ready to snap photos of wildlife and the endless, iconic landscapes. 

A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE BEHIND THE WHEEL - Our charming and well-informed driver-guides offer a narrated ride allowing you the opportunity to learn and understand as you take in the dramatic scenery. (They are also pro wildlife spotters, so stay alert!)

LUNCH AND AFTERNOON ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES - After lunch at The Alpine Creek Lodge, choose an adventure from our activity menu— Ever wanted to go gold-panning? Interested in a guided hike? Love dogs and want to visit the huskies on a sled dog kennel tour? The choice is yours!

Rate: $199pp (All inclusive)

Times: 8:15 – 8:30AM, Pickup at McKinley Creekside Cabins

Availability: June 4th - September 15th

Duration: 9-10 hrs

Payment/Cancellation Policy:  Payment collected 14 days prior to arrival.

Cancel 72+ hours prior to check-in, after this period tours are nonrefundable.