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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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8006227275
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Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.

Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.

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Worth the shuttle bus ride

We booked our basic shuttle bus to Eielson Visitor's Center early. We got lucky as we ended up with a driver that has been driving for his 12th or 14th year. We saw lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Mesa, Arizona
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102 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can only drive 15 miles on the Denali Park road. After that taking a shuttle or a bus tour is required for which there are charges. We did see two moose along the road. However, talking to the Park Information Officer I learned that most wildlife starts at MP 36. You can visit the Murie Science Center and Denali... More 

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Indy
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked our basic shuttle bus to Eielson Visitor's Center early. We got lucky as we ended up with a driver that has been driving for his 12th or 14th year. We saw lots of wildlife along the way: Black wolf, caribous way up on some ice, and about three grizzly bears, one really close to the road. We saw... More 

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2 Thank Ravekid
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is the only road in the Park. It cuts through the most amazing scenery from one end to the other. Look out of the window of your bus and spot bears and caribou and moose

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Philadelphia, PA
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We took a morning bus out to the Eilson Visitor Center. Our bus driver was absolutely terrific, telling stories, pointing out wildlife (how he saw them while driving amazed us), and displaying a significant command of information that enabled us to learn about the Park and the Wildlife. Apparently not all the drivers do this as we did not pay... More 

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1 Thank BobandDebyT
albany new york
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This road not open all the way to private vehicles but is well worth the bus trip. Wild life, scenery and narrow roads make for a very interesting day. If you take your own car you will miss a lot. You can take a short trip up to the park gate on the paved road

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North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We did the 4 hour each way shuttle to the Eielson Centre, thus a total of 8 hours. Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed the ride any longer would have been too long, the park shuttles are not luxury coaches, but I suppose the school bus bit is part of the adventure. We elected to spend some hours around the Eielson Centre... More 

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Chestertown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We took the 11 hour bus tour to Wonder Lake with a very competent, female driver who handled the muddy,narrow,winding road with amazing skill. We did see wildlife in the rain. I had taken the 8 hour ride on a previous trip and would recommend that one instead of the longer one. When I saw Wonder Lake, I actually wondered... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We had a fantastic day on the park road up to Eilsen and back. The wildlife was superb and we even got to see Denali. I would say however it's a real hit and miss with the bus drivers. We had a fantastic driver on the way there, she was so knowledgeable and great at spotting wildlife and telling you... More 

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Thank Sara C
Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The park road is very long, narrow in places, has some hair pin turns on the edge of steep cliffs and can be very dusty and bumpy. But, it is exciting!

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Thank Allen B
ND
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a two lane (almost?) dirt/gravel road with incredibly sharp turns. With that said, I rated as "poor" because one would compare it to an interstate or paved state hiway at least. With that said - for it's location, it's function and suitability - I would rate it excellent in location design, function and maintenance! Skill it mandatory especially... More 

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