My husband and I opted for the Tundra Wilderness Tour while visiting Denali National Park for three days. We loved every second of this amazing treasure, but feel the need to warn those of you who have a fear of heights that this may not be the tour for you. After the first 15 miles of pavement, the road turns to gravel. When you reach the heights of Polychrome Pass you are riding on a very narrow road with sheer drops (and passing buses coming the other way - or even worse, logging trucks after 10 p.m. - yikes!) We were very fortunate to have our driver, "Sarah," who did an outstanding job of navigating our bus all the way to Stony Hill for a breathtaking view of Mt. McKinley/Denali from the bottom to the top. This was quite amazing and quite fortunate, as only 30 percent of the visitors actually SEE Mt. McKinley/Denali. So for those of you with faint hearts, perhaps you might want to choose another tour. While on our tour, a lady slipped as she was getting out of the bus and broke her hip, which entailed an ambulance and a helicopter ride to Anchorage. The driver (Sarah has been driving for 10 years on this road) handled this extremely well; and we even had a passenger who was a nurse on board so things went as well as they could. Did I mention this was gravel? PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to you SHOES - they are VERY important. Wear sneakers or shoes with "hugging" soles. This is not the time to dress up. So a couple of things to keep in mind: really good slip resistant shoes; if you need bathrooms every 1/2 hour, probably this tour is not going to work out well, if you don't "sit" for long periods of time with patience, this probably won't work, and if heights bother you, stay in Denali on foot. This is a long tour. It was supposed to last 6 - 8 hours, but because of the accident, our tour lasted 9 1/2 hours with 5 porta potty stops. All this said, this tour was fabulous. We saw 6 Grizzlies (aka Alaskan Brown Bears), 5 moose (one who lead our bus down the road), caribou, Dall sheep and golden eagles and various other birds. Completely captivating. My advice? Ask for Sarah's bus. :)
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