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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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Gotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband, adult daughter and I took the 7:00an bus to Eielson. We were leery about sitting on the bus for so long (my daughter was very reluctant), but we had a fantastic trip. The scenery is just awe inspiring as is the immensity of it all. We saw tons of wildlife - dall sheep in the distance and grizzlies... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the visitor center miles into the park and found lots of information about Mt. McKinley and those that climbed it. We were luck to be among the 30% that actually get to see the top!

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Near Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was very leary about being on a bus for 13 hours - we're not fans of "organized" tours but this was amazing. Seeing all the wildlife (caribou, moose, bears) and views of Denali the entire way in made it worth the long ride. My 2 kids (11 & 7) were glued to the windows looking for wildlife. They never... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We took Talkeetnaair Plane ride to end of Denali Park and they bus you back on Park Rd. The plane ride had incredible views, try to go on a clear day so you can see Mount McKinley. The bus ride back was long but breathtaking. We saw numerous moose and grizzlies. And the scenery was incredible. A must do on... More

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Honomu, Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The 8 hour bus ride was very long, but there were frequent stops. We saw a lot of grizzly bears, a few shy moose, Dall sheep from a great distance, and few close up caribou that made it all worth while. It was a good introduction to the park wildlife and we got great pictures.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took the early morning shuttle to Eielsen visitor centre. It took longer than the standard four hours to reach the centre because of snow but our party of five, ranging in ages from 18 to 83, enjoyed every minute. For anyone concerned that the trip may be boring, our day passed very quickly; the scenery is spectacular and we... More

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Vienna, VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is what you do at Denali. We took the 0900 park shuttle bus to Eielson; got off there and hiked up the mountain. Nice views of Mt. McKinley and saw lots of wildlife on the trips in and out. Not sure you need to do much more, really. Remember to bring lunch. We had bus reservations and picked up... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was an interesting and exiting trip to our lodge inside the Denali National Park. We spotted two grizzlies on the hillside foraging for berries before winter sets in and a two herds of Dahl Sheep high up in a scree field. We also saw a flock of Sand Hill Cranes as they looped in a wide circle to gain... More

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New York City, New York
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141 reviews 141 reviews
28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were lucky to get a permit and take our rental car given we were staying at a cabin at a resort so they took care of it. Road is dirt mostly...and busy w/ tour buses and construction..so be super careful. If it is clear the mountains are spectacular. If not look for Moose, Bears, Caribou, Fox, etc. We saw... More

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