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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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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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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We have taken tours into Denali before, but they don't compare to this tour. Normally you only see the first half of the park road, but this tour takes you 92 miles into the park. Definitely a full day.We saw all kinds of wildlife and were fortunately there at the optimum time to see the fall colors. The tour guide... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Our tour guide Kevin Hay was awesome !..got to eat home made cookies ...saw 8 grizzly bears including mama bear with adorable spring cubs ..., karibou, moose.....Me and my husband really enjoyed the 13 hours trip..loved kantishna lodge..planning to stay there next time...loved gold panning in cold clear stream ..

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is the best. We have been to Alaska 11 times and have taken several of the tours into the park. In my opinion this tops them all. First of all we have been very fortunate to have Kevin Hay as our bus driver and tour guide. Kevin is amazingly educated in the history, lives and habits of the park... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Kevin Hay as our guide, and his experience shined! It was a long day, but full of so many wonderful memories and once in a lifetime stories. Kevin took great effort to make sure everyone got a good view of the animals. Kantishna staff were also very professional and courteous. Plenty of bathroom breaks... More

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Vitoria, ES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Alaska Travel and Tour sugged this tour when my husband and I decided to visit Denali National Park. It's a long tour, indeed - 13 hours, but it is totally worth!!You have do do it!! The landscape is beautiful, althought we hadn't seen McKinley Peak since it was cloudy that day (we saw McKinley in Talkteetna - awsome!!!). We saw... More

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Shannon Ilinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you ever get a chance to go you must ask for Kevin Hay as your bus driver and tour leader. He knows more about that park than most College Professors. We enjoyed the day in spite of the lack of seeing Mt. McKinley. We saw lots of wildlife and enjoyed the meal and time at Kantishna Roadhouse. A must... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The view on the way was stunning and I had seen so many animals and we had a great narrator, who gave the most vivis biology class on the way. The gold planning was fun and dog sled demonstration is a must go for dog lovers.

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