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Park Road

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Type: Biking Trails, Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Traveler Description: The 91 miles of Park Road is the travel corridor of Denali National Park. Beginning at the entrance area, the road quickly leaves services of... more »
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed the tour bus. Lots of animals, beautiful scenery and the driver made the trip very enjoyable with his narrative and knowledge of every turn in the road. We would recommend this trip to everyone who travels to Denali.

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Seattle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Wildlife, wildflowers, spectacular scenery, and more. It's hard to believe, at one time, you use to be able to ride a free bus on the road, but these days you'll need to shell out $27 - $47.25 (depending on turn around) for each person over 15. Here's a short primer: Short on time? Do you still want to have a... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

You can access the first 15 miles of the park road by car. After that, no cars are allowed. You must schedule some type of shuttle bus tour, which you do through the wilderness center just inside the park grounds (we booked ours online before we went). We did the Wonder Lake tour, but we wished we'd ended at Eielson... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you're going to dedicate time to see Denali via the Park Road, then go the extra mile and stay on the bus until you get the Eielson. If the weather is good, you'll have amazing views of the valley, and if you're lucky, Denali itself. There's a really cool hike up the valley wall (about 1-2 hours) if you... More

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Greensboro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We took the park shuttle and were fortunate to see fair amount of wildlife but be prepared - these are converted school buses and 8+ hours is a long time on a hard bus seat. Wife and I did up to marker 62 but kids went all the way and saw alot more wildlife. Very interesting but dress warm and... More

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Seneca, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Take state park shuttle or Denali BackCountry Bus, but go past Mile Marker 15. We were staying at Denali BackCountry so the long trip in and out was not on the same day. That is best and it is not so tiring. We had an awesome "bluebird" day on the way out, so we got to see Mt McKinley basking... More

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Columbus Ohio
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Contrary to what some have mentioned. You can drive up the park road with your car till mile marker 15. If you want to go past that you'll need to take a shuttle, the park service has one plus a few private shuttles. No motor vehicles including shuttles are allowed past the mile marker 92 which is basically the entrance... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I took an interpretive bus tour to the end of the park and back. This was the highlight of my visit. The beauty and expansiveness of the park was beyond my wildest dreams. Because I came in the fall, there were no mosquitoes and the tundra was full of reds, yellows, and greens. Wildlife roamed freely which included, grizzly bears... More

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Woodridge, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Denali park shuttle bus tour was included in our itinerary with Alaskan Tour Guides and well worth the all day commitment. Our bus driver was friendly and informative with a sharp eye for wildlife sightings. We had a decent weather day although a bit overcast. My most lasting memory of the day is the absolute vastness of the wilderness... More

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Backpacker83
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Since private cars are not allowed in Denali park you have two options if want to get in and enjoy the amazing views - either booked a special tours through one of the resorts, or take the shuttle bus. Here's my take - save your money and book this shuttle bus! The tours are way more expensive. Now they say... More

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