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Kantishna Wilderness Trails

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Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic road in North America – Alaska's Denali Park Road. We escort you into the heart of Denali on a full-day, round-trip guided adventure through Denali Park and into the Kantishna...more
MIle 231.1 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
+1 800-230-7275
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Folks, this full day excursion is a must do -- far better than the competition! Excellent customer service, great communication, easy to make reservation, excellent accommodation, best chances for seeing all that Denali has to offer. Things to consider when arranging your trip to Denali...More

10  Thank Jill T
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Firstly, I thoroughly recommend the 13 hour trip all the way into the park, the scenery and wildlife is first-class. Kantishna Wilderness Trails is not the way to do it though. The bus was overbooked (and we now know that this is not uncommon) so...More

14  Thank Freecall
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We had a great time on the Kantishna Wilderness Trails Tour. Our driver, Melanie was knowledgeable and had personality plus. Her driving skills were amazing as she navigates the hairpin turns on the gravel road with ease. The million dollar views were everywhere! We were...More

Thank Debra D
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We took this tour because we wanted to see as much of Denali as we could in the short time we had. We started at 6:45 when Linda pulled up to our hotel. She was a fantastic tour guide. She could see animals from a...More

Thank mddee
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Awesome views and we were very fortunate that the weather was great and Melanie was very knowledgeable about the history of the park, and overall a great tour guide.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Our driver and and narrator Linda was great. She spotted wildlife that we certainly would have missed. She was a lot of fun and made the trip very interesting and fun.

Thank momfin
Reviewed September 12, 2018

As many have mentioned 14 hours on a bus is a long time - but it is one of the only ways to see all 92 miles of the roads in the park! Francie Cole was our driver and she was awesome! She knew about...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This was one of the highlights of our Alaskan trip. It rained all day but it was still a wonderful experience. Melanie was so informative and a terrific person. She made the trip so enjoyable despite the weather. We saw moose, bears, caribou, eagles and...More

Thank sharon h
Reviewed September 4, 2018

A long and beautiful ride in stunning country. However , our particular driver was not, in my opinion, a trained interpreter of natural history or a person schooled in how to effectively communicate with passengers, and thus the trip was not nearly as good as...More

Thank puffpete
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The Kantishna Wilderness Trails Tour is a must do if you are in the Denali area. It is a long trip; 92 miles and over a 12 hours day, but well worth it. The bus was comfortable and the driver, Linda Dingbaum, was fantastic! Linda...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend this trip to everyone who only has one day in the park or as a first day to a multi day stay. The buses have much bigger windows than the park buses - I know because I was on an Eileson...More

Thank theway02
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Our travel agency booked this trip for us and at first I was apprehensive and skeptical about it. A bus ride for 13 hours? Who voluntarily does this? I was very glad we went. Our weather was cold and drizzling for the most part. No...More

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Debbie M
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Marie M | Property representative |
Hello, Our guides carry bear spray on all of the hikes. If you decide to go off on your own, we can loan you a can, but very reluctantly as we do not promote the use of such an item.
Fred H
December 25, 2016|
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We were on a tour bus. There was no bathroom but stops were scheduled at various locations along the way. No one on the bus seemed to have any problem with stops being too far apart. There were also Park busses. I'm not sure... More
October 16, 2016|
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Response from Darcie C | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I was in the right side and saw everything people in the left saw. On the way there the views are off the left side and on the way back visa versa-!