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Kantishna Wilderness Trails

MIle 231.1 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
800-239-7275
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Owner description: Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic road in North America – Alaska's Denali Park Road. We escort you into the... more » Owner description: Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic road in North America – Alaska's Denali Park Road. We escort you into the heart of Denali on a full-day, round-trip guided adventure through Denali Park and into the Kantishna Historical District.Visitors will be treated to a hot lunch and activities at the Roadhouse. See wildlife, Mt. McKinley and everything that makes Denali National Park a once-in-a-lifetime experience. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This all day tour was a once in a lifetime experience. The bus was not full so we were able to move around for the hundreds of photo opportunities of the wilderness, mountains and animals. We saw about 15 grizzly bears (I lost count once we hit double digits), dozens of caribou, Dall sheep, and one bull moose. Mt. McKinley... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed this, my wife maybe not as much. The 13 hour tour may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the scenery, wildlife and sheer beauty of the region is well worth the effort. The only disappointment was that we did not see Mt. Denali because of weather conditions, and as we found out, there's about 80% chance... More

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have done all the bus trips into Denali over the years - this is by far the BEST trip - if you have the time and the option - take this trip all the way to the end of the road!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did the 13 hour tour and were so glad we did. Saw plenty of wildlife, sometimes up close and personal! Tour guide ( bus driver) was flexible and gave us plenty of time to view animals encountered on the way. Eight grizzlies along our tour...5 singles and a mom and her two cubs. The lunch at the roadhouse was... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a lucky day. .. sunny and relatively warm resulting in full clear views of mt. Mckinley at every stop going to Kantishna! Krista was a wonderful guide and driver. We received a detailed education on the wonder of Alaskan nature. She was invaluable! Lunch and snacks were good, especially the veg. Soup. We saw dall sheep, caribou, moose,... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

great tour, but a long day. They stop frequently though for potty and photos, that adds to the time element. Kantishna Roadhouse is STUNNING! Mosquitos were bad at the Roadhouse.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I agree with several of the other reviewers, that it's worth it just to take the green bus out and pack your own lunch. There are no options for lunch, you eat what you're given, and I was allergic to one of the ingredients in the soup, the wrap was not really worth eating (and not very filling), and I... More

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SF Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This tour takes one all the way to the Kantishna Roadhouse, which is about a mile form the end of the Denali park road. The bus picks patrons up at various Denali lodges and the 90 mile trip to the roadhouse begins. After the first paved segment, the road is gravel. There are no restrooms on the bus, frequent stops... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a long bus trip out to the Kantishna Roadhouse, over 5 hours. Our driver/guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable and was great at spotting wildlife. He stopped the bus so all had time to take pictures and there were enough restroom opportunities during the long drive. The lunch at the Roadhouse was good, particularly the vegetable soup. Ii... More

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Dike, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We took the 13 hour bus tour of Denali Park, to the Kantishna Road House, and we had a fantasti time. Our guide and bus driver, Kevin, was a veritable walking encyclopedia. He even had snacks for us along the way, including fruit and homemade cookies. We saw lots of wildlife including grizzly bears, caribou, and moose. The Road House... More

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