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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.

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Backcountry Adventure

Highly disappointing. Very very old bus. Windows get foggy and visibility is compromised! Passengers are not informed in advance if there is a change in the schedule due to any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Highly disappointing. Very very old bus. Windows get foggy and visibility is compromised! Passengers are not informed in advance if there is a change in the schedule due to any event. Unfortunately we did not see Wonder Lake and we were not driven all the way to Kantishna where we were supposed to have lunch.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

This road to me was Denali in a nutshell. Beautiful views of just about everything including Mt McKinely. We saw a moose on the side of the road at midnight (was still light out) and caribou in the distance. I had heard that evening is the best time to see wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This road may be hair raising for people who are a bit nervoud but the views are spectacular as you drive on it further in to the park. We were lucky to see lots of wildlife, bears in particular, as we took a bus tour. The scenery is amazing and the views of Mount Denali are spectacular. Amazing. Spectacular.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Expansive vistas and abundant fauna along a road traversed only by authorized vehicles. Would love to go back in the fall to see the changing color of the tundra.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As they will tell you in the backcountry office: "The park is for the flora and fauna, not for you. You are just a guest here." I love the way they manage access with the road. They are able to minimize the impact of visitors, yet show those visitors much of what Denali has to offer. If you ride a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Road was partially closed, will be nice drive when you can complete the drive but the hiking is nice also

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Except for wolves we saw just about every animal that lives in the region, close up. One grizzly walked up to the bus then stayed in front of the bus as we drove a half mile or so. The views along the way with Denali at the end are something unforgettable. Some places along the narrow road are really scary.... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've taken buses into Denali National Park numerous times and have never been disappointed. On some trips, especially the shorter ones to Savage River, we haven't seen a lot of wildlife, but the scenery is spectacular. We've been fortunate enough to see the mountain (Denali, or Mt. McKinley) many times, something that always thrills me. And the colors in the... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Denali National Park is a real must see. We took the shuttle bus into the park to Eielson Visitor Center in July. We woke up and it was snowing a little bit. So we had some special views in the park but unfortunately, we weren't able to see 'the mountain'. On our way back out of the park we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took a bus trip into Denali park and had a great time we saw moose, brown bears Caribou and Dall sheep as well as other small wildlife saw 6 bears and 7 moose went in on a very nice day a bit cloudy but could still see a long way and then came back out in a snow storm.... More 

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