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Park Road

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Park road offers incredible scenery and wildlife

This is a must if you are in Denali National Park. Get away from the crowds and take a bus on the... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2015
John S
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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Frustrating......

Being naive, I planned to drive our car all the way through the park, gawking at majestic scenery... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2015
Fantom_Gormay
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dall sheep” (183 reviews)
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a must if you are in Denali National Park. Get away from the crowds and take a bus on the park road into the Wilderness of the park. Bring your binoculars. We saw grizzly bears, moose, Dall Sheep and many caribou. Hopefully you...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

Being naive, I planned to drive our car all the way through the park, gawking at majestic scenery and seeing wildlife at the roadside. But the Park Road has a checkpoint/barricade just past mile 14. So your only options to get past the ranger checkpoint...More

Thank Fantom_Gormay
Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you just stay close to the park entrance, you may wonder what's the big deal about Denali. But going in to the park -- particularly when the Mountain is out -- takes you into one of the most spectacular places in the world. Yes,...More

Thank gchernack
Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

The road is very long and the scenery is the most amazing part. There is wildlife in the park and you may be lucky enough to view it although it is mostly a fair distance from the road. Bring your binoculars!

Thank Etienne F
Reviewed August 9, 2015

We took a day tour of Denali Nat'l Park. We say brown bears, moose, & caribou. I loved the contrast in colors experienced during the trip. While the skies were grey and overcast, which prevented us from seeing Denali, we saw brilliant browns, greens, &...More

Thank E Rudolph D
Reviewed August 8, 2015

To go deep in the park you need to take a bus. We travelled on the shuttle bus two days in a row. We bought tickets in advance. Day 1 to Eielson Visitor Center, day 2 to Wonder Lake. Both days we left at 6.45...More

1  Thank Ingrid D
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Larger then many of the New England states, this park has to be explored through the Park Road. We took the shuttle bus up to the Eielson visitor center. On the way to mile 66 we passed 4 grizzly bears, 3 moose, too many caribou...More

1  Thank Tarang B
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Denali National Park is a jewel among American national parks. The beauty of the park is unmatched by that of any other place I've been to. There is abundant wildlife, including bears, caribou, moose, willow ptarmigan, Arctic ground squirrels, and other animals and birds. The...More

Thank NJain101
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Although you can only drive yourself part of the way into the park, there's no pressure on you with other traffic so you can pull over where safe and take all of the time in the world to get the binoculars out and spot the...More

Thank David F
Reviewed August 7, 2015

One of the better drives in the US.l Worth the trip. Scenery is expansive and like nowhere else in vistas

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Sean R
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Louie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It'll be about 4 hours one way but there are rest stops during the way. Pack more food than you think and bring water.
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bbellamy2016
February 17, 2017|
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Response from showmeadeal | Reviewed this property |
Shuttle replaces tour. My shuttle driver was awesome. Gave narration, although they are not required to talk I think most do. Also stopped to let us take pictures. After my research it seemed like you were getting the same... More
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susanshewmaker
September 8, 2016|
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Response from brw115 | Reviewed this property |
There is definitely a fee - depending on how far you are going anywhere from 25- 50 dollars if I recall correctly. I would to the Denali National Park website (NPS) and click on reservations and they can give you exact... More
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