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Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape.
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Wonder Lake is the closest point that you can go to that is nearest to the base of Mt. Denali without any hiking. At the lake you are only about 25 miles from the base. The lake is gorgeous and the reflection pond is worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We taken to wonder lake after enjoying tundra in Denali National Park. The lake not so wide but in autumn the color around the lake is beautiful. We can find berries tree around the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you get this far into the park it is well worth the stop. Beautiful clear lake with Mount Denali as the back drop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Wonder Lake is about 85-90 miles in, close to the end of the road. There are charter buses for the lodges, and the park operates sightseeing buses that travel the road. On a clear day, with calm winds, the Denali reflection is unbelievable! You can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

After the long ride we reached our destination, Wonder Lake. It was sprinkling and wet. If we had, had rain boots, goulashes, something more than tennis shoes it would have been better. Where we were there is not a trail around the lake sadly. However...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie G
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Every moment is breathtaking. The beauty of nature and wildlife together makes Wonder Lake a "Bucket List" item when visiting Denali National Park.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LandS0815
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Just part of the trip down Denali road - if you are going to go that far into Denali, at least go see it. Bring mosquito spray. AWFUL there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kajnkween
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We did a backcountry hiking trip in the wonderland area 15 for 4 nights. We were camping on the ridge line of the hills and had a great overfew. One day it was so sunny that one could see the whole mountain Denali and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alex N
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We (7 of us) took the bus trip from the Denali National Park tourist center to Wonder Lake. We opted for the non-guided trip because it was cheaper ($55 each). But it was so NOT not guided. Our driver, Glen M., was amazing and knew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is an 11 hour bus tour into the interior of Denali Ntl Park. Our bus was a school type bus with 2 bucket seats w seatbelts. A total of 4 seats across. There was enough space to put backpacks in overhead bins. The bus...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Anna C
January 12, 2017|
Response from Amos M | Reviewed this property |
There is only one bus route. Wonder Lake is about three miles or so from the literal "end of the road", about 90 miles in.