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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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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Denali NP during the July 4th weekend. We went by the TA Alaska forum suggestions and devoted a good 2.5 days at the park. On the first day we did the Wonder lake shuttle and 2nd second day did the Eielson lake shuttle. We were lucky to see the mountain all 3 days we were in the area.... More

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Ile-de-France, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Denali is beautiful. When we went into the park it was raining, but we did see Caribou, grizzly bear , and a mt goat. It's a long ride in but I would do it again.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wow! We booked the 12 hour shuttle bus trip to Wonder Lake. Like most people I was not sure if I could cope with 12 hours but the day was absolutely worth it and went quickly. Our experience of wildlife spotting was amazing and to be fair it would appear that we had a particularly good day of bear spotting... More

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Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Since this is the only game in town for seeing the Denali park, you have three choices: drive yourself over the 15 miles that are allowed in private cars (it's not where the best views and wildlife watching are), take the park shuttle (which has very basic narration, if any, depending on the driver's expertise and interests), or take a... More

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North Pole, Alaska
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We are locals so we took our private vehicle. We get a bit anxious being on buses full of strangers but it looked really nice. In the 15 miles that we drove in we saw so much wildlife! The hiking trails were amazing and the views were breathtaking. Must see trip!

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North Olmsted, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took the camper's shuttle from Kantishna to the Denali Park entrance. It took about six hours, but part of the time was spent viewing grizzly bears, moose, a wolf, sheep and many other animals. The driver/guide (Chuck) was great. Glad we did it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took the 8 hour afternoon trip by school bus into the park because I was worried about sitting for 13 hours in cramped bus. On plus side the driver stopped every 60-90 minutes so there were plenty of opportunities to stretch our legs but the bus is very cramped and we were 2 solo travelers added to tour group... More

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Yokneam Moshava
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222 reviews 222 reviews
172 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This time we decided to drive on our own (last year we took the 8 hours tour). We didn't plan to actually reach Denali, but since we did, with a car, decided to go for it. You can only drive 15 miles with your own car, but it's worth it, especially if you haven't been there for a while. Obvioulsy... More

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Smithfield
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were so very lucky to see several grizzly bear, 1 with cubs, caribou, wolf, moose, and dall sheep as well as smaller animals and birds. Scenery was beautiful. You do have to ride a school bus and it's an all day long trip but it's worth not having a lot of cars on the road obstructing travel. The box... More

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Glendora, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took the shuttle, green bus, to Eielson visitors center, our driver, Nan C, was excellent sharing all kinds of information with us and stopping for photos whenever there was a wildlife sighting. Even though the road is dirt it was not bumpy, but the windows do get very dirty. There are window washing supplies at the stops that help... More

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