Park Shuttle Adventure

Explore the park on a budget! Park Service Shuttle buses provide an inexpensive alternative to narrated tours. This is a great option for those that want a shorter trip and/or don't want the expense of a narrated tour. There are options to go to Toklat (6 hours), Eielson (8 hours), Wonder Lake (11 hours) or Kantishna (12 hours). If you are travelling to Wonder Lake or Kantishna we recommend a narrated tour on an upgraded motor coach for a more comfortable ride. You can view our option for a narrated tour to Kantishna here.

The 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.
This is a great option for the independent traveler and those with backcountry hiking experience that want to get their “boots on the ground”. Planning on hiking? Brush up on your backcountry skills the day before with Traverse Alaska’s Skill Building Group Hikes.

Book with us and we include a hearty lunch to-go that includes: chips, fruit, granola bar, one of our homemade baked good and your choice of sandwich on a freshly baked buns. (Specify sandwich choice and/or any dietary restrictions at check-in). Prices include park entrance fee, lunch and a $5 service fee. All buses depart from WAC/Denali Bus Depot. Departure times are an estimate, final departure times provided with confirmation number. 
Times: 6:45 am, 10:30 am, 2 pm
Rates
  • Toklat (53 miles) - $68 pp
  • Eielson (66 miles) -$77 pp
  • Wonder Lake (85 miles)  - $93 pp
  • Kantishna (92 miles) - $98 pp

  • To book your shuttle ticket independently you can visit https://www.nps.gov/nplanyourvisit/shuttles.html
  • To book your lunch independently click here. 
  • Make reservations early- trips must be prepaid.
  • Cancellation Policy: 30+ days prior, less a $25pp cancellation fee, within 30 days non-refundable


Book with us and we do all the leg work for you. Our package pricing will include your park entrance fee, shuttle pass, a hearty lunch, and a booking service fee of $5 per person. *Kids 15 & under are only $29pp for any of the tour options.
There are four options:
Toklat (6 hours) $62.50 Adults /kids 15 & under are only $29pp
Eielson (8 hours) $71.75 Adults /kids 15 & under are only $29pp
*included optional hike with a park ranger
Wonder Lake (11 hours) $87.75 Adults /kids 15 & under are only $29pp
Kantishna (12 hours) $93.00 Adults /kids 15 & under are only $29pp
*you have the option to upgrade to a flight into Kantishna with a bus ride out or take the shuttle bus to Kantishna and fly back to the park entrance. This cuts your ride time in 1/2, allows for some time in Kantishna and bonus of getting to see the park by land and air.
 We believe the narrated motor coach tours may be a better option for these last two longer trips into the park. Denali Backcountry Adventure, Kantishna Day Shuttle, Denali Park Day Excursion.
The buses are all hop on, hop off so you can explore the park at your own pace. Remember that if you plan to hike the same day you tour the park add time to the duration of each tour. 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. This is a great option for the independent traveler and those with backcountry hiking experience that want to get their “boots on the ground”. I would love to go hiking in the backcountry, but it is intimidating and I don't want to get eaten by a bear, HELP? Brush up on your backcountry skills the day before with Traverse Alaska’s Skill Building Group Hikes.
To book independently you can visit https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/shuttles.htm