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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 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.
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England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Firstly, I thoroughly recommend the 13 hour trip all the way into the park, the scenery and wildlife is first-class. Kantishna Wilderness Trails is not the way to do it though. The bus was overbooked (and we now know that this is not uncommon) so they hired a van for the ones that could not get on the bus. This... More

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Medowie
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Booked 13 hour Kantishna Wlderness Tour. Operators overbooked and we found ourselves stuck in a Ford passenger Van. Back seat-NO Room-knees around our ears. Van was full and windows steamed regularly making the limited viewing impossible. Couldn't hear the commentary at the back and got really agitated. When we reached Kantishna 5 people from the big bus opted to fly... More

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Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Denali. To truly see an untouched wilderness up close and personal. We are not "hikers" so we wanted to find something that would let us see a lot without breaking a leg. This was perfect.The views, the animals, the rich history. It was breath taking! Krista was our tour guide... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Krista was our driver for the day, and was very knowledgeable of the Park and wildlife. She was also very patient during the photo stops when wildlife was spotted. During the day, we saw bears, moose, caribou,Dahl sheep, and gorgeous views of Mt. McKinley. The only disappointment on the trip was that we were not allowed to climb up on... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We would like to sing the praises of this wilderness tour run by Krista Holbrook on 8/31. She is a knowledgeable driver who taught us so much about this park. One of the first things she did when she was collecting her guests was to find out who the hunters were and to appoint them as her co-spotters...nothing like cementing... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took the full day tour and had a wonderful experience. We travelled well into the park and back, travelling through various types of wilderness. We got to see numerous bears, foxes, elks and other animals. Mt McKinley was as usual blanketed in cloud.

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Cassano delle Murge, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A full 9 hour day bus trip in the wilderness of the Denali park was really breathtaking. Excitement was at he highest level. It brought me back to when I was a kid when I got excited by catching a frog or a lizard. Here things were lot different but the sensation was the same or even better. We had... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was a dream trip with Mt. Mckinley in full view and lots of animals close and part of my camera's memory. Our driver was Craig, who had a lot of knowledge and kept us completely informed about the park and the animals. Craig is climbing Mt. Mc Kinley in 2015. With all the glaciers in retreat it is hard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Although a 13 hr bus trip might turn a few people off, it was so worth it. As you travel through the beautiful, forever changing scenery, we saw wolf, bear, carabao, moose and mountain sheep. The bus was not full which allowed people to move easily around to get plenty of photos. There were a number of rest stops along... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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