Denali Backcountry Explorer
Spend 6 days delving into Alaska’s wildlands on this Denali Backcountry Explorer. Unbeatable wildlife viewing and landscape photography are highlights of each daily hike led by naturalist guides. Each evening, rest easy in style and comfort in a remote backcountry lodge 90 miles inside Denali National Park.
The tour begins with a 5-hour wildlife safari bus ride through 92 miles of Denali National Park, stopping for opportunities to see grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves and more. From the Kantishna Roadhouse, a sprawling collection of cabins that date back to the early 1900s, the heart of Alaska’s wilderness is at your fingertips. Hike through alpine and tundra environments along rivers, lakes and ridge-top trails with panoramic views of the Alaska Range. Try dog sledding, gold panning, mountain biking or simply enjoy the informative evening presentations during your 3 days at Kantishna Roadhouse. Some may stay at the Denali Backcountry Lodge, a similar collection of cedar cabins, equally perfect for Alaska backcountry exploration.
After 3 days exploring Denali National Park, return to Anchorage by Alaska railroad or on a scenic flight. By train, some of the most lush and fertile Alaska lands can be seen from luxury dome cars, meals are available for purchase and a delightful conductor points out areas of interest along the way. By plane, fly over North America’s tallest mountain, Mt. Denali standing at 20,322 feet, and see Alaska with an eagle eye view.
AdventureSmith’s Denali Backcountry Explorer is an independent exploration of Anchorage and Denali that includes all transfers, hotels and activities. This trip can be customized to depart any day or crafted with custom hotels and lodges to suit any travel style. This Denali backcountry lodge-based trip is perfect for small groups, couples or family travel. Contact our Alaska experts to add the Denali Backcountry Explorer to your schedule.