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Kantishna Wilderness Trails

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Address: MIle 231.1 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Phone Number: 800-239-7275
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Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic...

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 Historical District.Visitors will be treated to a hot lunch and activities at the Roadhouse. See wildlife, Mt. McKinley and everything that makes Denali National Park a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Fantastic Day!

This day in Denali was long, but fantastic! Our bus driver Melanie was cheerful and happy. It was clear that she enjoyed what she was doing! She was extremely knowledgeable about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This day in Denali was long, but fantastic! Our bus driver Melanie was cheerful and happy. It was clear that she enjoyed what she was doing! She was extremely knowledgeable about the park, ecology and geology of the area, and the wildlife. We saw multiple bears, moose, Dall sheep, and caribou. Add to that the wacky little ground squirrels and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ranked with the best tours we did in Alaska. We had an eight year old with us and she loved every minute of it- it was a long tour so that says a lot. Kevin was our driver and he wasthe most interesting informative narrator. He knew everything about the animals the plants geology and native Alaskans. The trip... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up from Talkeetna extremely early in the morning for this tour. The bus was a bit late for its first pick-up of the day, so we were worried we had missed it, but we soon found other people who were waiting on it as well. Once we were on board and ready to go, the rest was great!... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the weather did not cooperate, the wildlife did and our guide and bus driver Melanie was quick to find the wildlife and to ensure we have enough time for everyone on the bus to get pictures and enjoy seeing it close up. We did find the big four, bear, moose, Dall sheep and caribou. Also enjoyed the antics of... More 

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Belton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start off by saying, compared to other buses from other companies that we saw driving through Denali National Park, Kantishna has the nicest buses. The windows were much larger and would slide side to side as opposed to the old school bus type that would just raise up and down. This allows for better viewing and better picture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early start on the bus - which goes for 12hrs+. We stopped along the way at rest areas and slowed down otherwise to keep an eye out for wildlife - this mainly consisted of grizzly bears, caribou, dall goats and moose. Unfortunately it was harder to spot the smaller creatures - if there was a downside this would be it,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't go beyond the 12-miles of public road from the park, you can't appreciate the full grandeur and scale of the park. And with our very knowledgeable driver, Melanie, we learned an amazing amount about the park and the animals. It's a little over 90 miles back to the Kantishna Roadhouse and the round-trip took about 12 hours.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family, 2 adults and 2 kids, had a very fun adventurous day! Kevin Hay was our driver and narrator and provided excellent narration of Denali and its history and background! We work recommend this to anyone looking for a tour! Great stops along the way with a good lunch at their lodge! Request Kevin!!!

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Kantishna Wilderness Trails tour while staying in Denali, by Doyon Tourism. Wake up early to greet your bus and head into the park. We had Kevin as our driver / narrator. He was great, full of interesting stories, about the history and people who make up Alaska, and both natural history of the tundra and glaciers but... More 

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Earleville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not have to drive into the park to meet our tour bus. We meet our tour bus in front of Princess Lodge . We chose 12 hour tour which took us out to Wonder Lake. If you enjoy the great out doors, do this tour. We had a great driver, Kevin Hay. I believe he said this was... More 

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