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

Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.

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A must do in Park

The park road is something you must do while in park. It is the heart of going to Denali and gives you unlimited views of awesome scenery and animals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
swiftyl
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Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville, South Carolina
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park road is something you must do while in park. It is the heart of going to Denali and gives you unlimited views of awesome scenery and animals.

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Melbourne
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233 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the drive to get glimpses of Mt McKinley. Take the time to walk some of the trails off the road for atrue nature experience.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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173 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading a lot of informations about this trip that Denali National Park it'll only start allowing drive with private vehicle in the park around May 20th and ending around September 15th. So, we have adjusted our date of visit in the park The main road for cars are in pretty good condition, but this just limited inside the park.... More 

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2 Thank Belinda B
Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The road in Denali National Park and Preserve is primitive. I have both driven it and ridden the tour buses. The experiences are quite different. Since most of you will see the park from a school bus on this road, I'm writing the review from that perspective. The road past Savage is dirt/gravel/rock. It's graded well and not particularly bumpy.... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Like anything truly worthwhile, traveling the Park Road takes something. I strongly recommend that you travel the full extent of the road on one of the buses allowing yourself one day on the way in, overnight, and return the next day. If you rush it, you will either have to cut the ride short or miss the magnificent views and... More 

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1 Thank Contribution2All
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This was an amazing trip!! My friend and I drove up to Denali to go down Park Road before going on a cruise a few days later. It was an exhausting day (landing at the airport, followed by a coastal bike ride, and then a long drive up to Denali) but one well worth the effort of getting there! I... More 

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BROOMFIELD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The sites inside Denali National Park and Preserve are nothing short of incredible! We were lucky enough to see grizzlies, moose, ptarmigan and other small creatures. The bus driver was able to let us sit and watch the bear digging for roots, searching for berries and just being a bear. Unfortunately, the weather was turning sour so we didn't go... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

If you are visiting Denali NP on a shuttle bus, be prepared for a bumpy 3-6 hour ride on a gravel road. Motion sickness pills are recommended. You will be rewarded, however with hundreds (if you are lucky) of wildlife encounters, including bears, deer, caribou, dall sheep. You will also enjoy the most beautiful scenery on this planet. You will... More 

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San Geronimo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We were in the park for ten nights. We took both the free Savage River shuttle for our stay at Savage River Campground and to and from the Savage Rest Area. We also took a camper bus to Igloo Creek to camp and the next day to Wonder Lake Campground. While staying at Wonder Lake, we took the bus go... More 

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4 Thank Laurence B
Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were visiting on a land+sea cruise with Holland America and had the opportunity for an all-day bus trip on the Park Road. The scenery was outstanding. Due to the nature of the travel, I found that a camera with a zoom lens worked best. If you shoot from within the bus - and you should - be sure to... More 

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