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First time to Denali

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First time to Denali

My husband and I are taking our dream trip the first two weeks of August. We are driving to Denali from Whitefish, MT. We plan on camping in the park for 5 nights. We live in Yellowstone National Park, so I am very aware of park life, conditions & the 'typical tourist' & am as prepared as I can be in that area. But, I need help with the park itself.....where to go, what to see, what shuttle to take, any insiders tips? Any unusual nuances?

Here is the idiot tourist question....any chance of seeing the lights?

After Denali we will drive to Seward in one day, spend two days there. Is it worth booking a boat tour for Kenai Fjords?

We will then take 4 to 5 days to drive home, just camping as we want.

Any info on Kluane National Park?

Anything else?

Happy Trails!!

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11. Re: First time to Denali

Regarding Kluane National Park.......It is in Yukon Territory, Canada......lots of hiking trails, but no roads that actually go into the park.......

When you get to Haines Junction, YT, turn south onto the Haines Highway......there is a wonderful campground at Kathleen Lake with great fishing and hiking !.....

Hope you have time to continue south to see Haines, Alaska, too....

If you save Haines, Alaska for your return trip, you can take the Alaska Marine Highway over to Skagway to rejoin the Alacan highway from there and it will shave a couple hundred miles off your trip.......

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