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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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Kingston, TN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were on a 7 a.m. green shuttle bus to Eielson Visitor Center, but never got there due to snow that day. The next day, on another 7 a.m. green shuttle bus, everything was so very different! It was FANTASTIC with spectacular scenery with snowy landscapes, peeks of sunshine through the clouds, and beautiful fall colors. Even the wildlife must... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

You cannot ask for a better way to spend a day. The scenery, animal life and connection to the wilderness is unmatched. We were on the Kantishna Wildness Tours which was excellent.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
82 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The first section is nicely paved. Its surrounded by Tundra and animals can pop up unexpectantly. When the pavement ends and the road gets bumpy then you have entered the wild kingdom of bears, moose, elk and maybe even a wolf

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San Diego, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stayed at the North Face Lodge in late August and therefore had our own lodge bus with and incredibly knowledgeable guide that explained everything along the 8 hour trip from the entrance to the lodge. We stopped for many views as well as many wildlife stops. If you are a photographer as I and others on the bus were... More

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Sarasota, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We selected the shuttle ride to Wonder Lake which is billed as 11 hours and is every bit of it. This is a long day so we decided not to get off and take a different shuttle. We had brought boxed lunches which worked out fine. However, if you are a photography buff as I am you will find in... More

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toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a rental car and drove the park road back and forth to Savage Lake a few times near dusk. Saw the most amazing bull moose a few times. There were a lot of photographers on the road at that time, it was the fall rut. Take a bus all the way into the park. Even if you don't... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Incredible scenery, scary road, authentic wilderness. To really see plenty of wildlife, you need to take the longest ride you can, at least to the Eilson visitor center. If you're not looking for moose and bear and mountains, don't bother. We loved the experience and our guide. Stayed at a backcountry lodge.

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paradise, arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First, I must mention that I purchased our tickets for the “Tundra Wilderness Tour” directly from Alaska.org. This is the tourism site for Alaska. They were fantastic with the order and we had tickets in hand within three days. Tundra Wilderness Tour (TWT) is an 8 hour bus ride into Denali National Park to Stoney Hill Overview- Mile 62. (Because... More

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Riverhead, NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is the only road into the park...cars only allowed 15 miles in. You need to arrange a tour at the Wilderness Activity Center (WAC) if you want to go further. We took an eight hour tour into the Eielsen Visitor's Center and saw incredible views (Mt. McKinley) and much wildlife (grizzlies, caribou, dall sheep, moose). This was a wonderful... More

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Gotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The majority of the park can only be reached with the parks own shuttle busses. Our driver explained a bit of the fauna and flora. By luck we had one of the sunniest days in weeks. Views were nice. We took the 8h ride and saw some animals from far far away. There is never a garantee for spectacular animal... More

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