We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Park Road

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Improve this listing
89%
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.
Write a Review

491 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    333
    104
    33
    14
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I was there on 9th Sept, just the day before they close down the park for the end of the season. I took this shuttle to Eieilson to enjoy the most of the park in a day. I believe it's the best option if you only have a day. But it's rather long since you send 4hours to arrive at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southern AZ
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I can say I visited Denali, but I thought the 8 hour shuttle ride was tedious and long. It rained off and on, particularly at the point that we would have taken a bus to Wonder Lake on standby. We did the unnarrated tour, but we had a wonderful bus driver who was a teacher, and she talked throughout tour,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunlap, Tennessee
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Took the 7am shuttle to Eilson Visitor Center. It had snowed so the going was slow, we got turned back, but within an hour we were on our way. Beautiful. Saw bear poop in the road in front of us, mom & baby moose cross the road, and bears hunting for food. Great day. Not sure I would want to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
austin,tx
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

very scenic. narrow road with busy bus traffic and some scary passes with no guard rails. abundant wildlife along the way. great photo ops

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ceprano, Italy
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took the green shuttle bus to Wonder Lake and were priviledged to be part of the 10% of visitors to see Denali (Mt. McKinley) in its entirety... a sunny day with clear views. The tundra displayed all the fall colors, hues of orange, red, brown, gold, purple, with the backdrop of the Alaska Range and the magnificent snow-covered Denali.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
bangalore
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Denali Park is a must see at least once in a lifetime. The mountains, the plaited rivers, the tundra vegetation and the animals makes for a really great experience. Take the shuttle bus rather than the tours because they travel the same path as do the tours, but for half the price. Remember to stock up on food like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Byron Center, Michigan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We spent four full days at DNP and ended up booking the shuttle bus for two different days. The first to Eielson Visitor Center (about 8 hours round trip) on the first day. We looked ahead and the weather was supposed to be beautiful two days later and decided to book that day for the full ride into Katishna (12... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston, TN
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
82 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Park Road also viewed

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
 
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
 

Been to Park Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Park Road staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?