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Kantishna Wilderness Trails

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Driver and narrator Linda was great, she was very informative and so much fun.

Our driver and and narrator Linda was great. She spotted wildlife that we certainly would have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Long Ride But Worth it!!

As many have mentioned 14 hours on a bus is a long time - but it is one of the only ways to see all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura B
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Ljpemb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Toni D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was almost 13 hours in a school bus with improved seats. Several bathroom stops as well as many stops to view wildlife. One bear and her cub near a river was within about 100 yards. Most of the other wildlife spotting was a distances...More

Thank georgemB504VN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bus tour is well done, considering it's constraints of trying to cover the 92 miles on a rough road and stopping for wildlife viewings. We couldn't get out of the bus for those viewings, which is understandable, but makes for a very long time...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day with Linda as our driver & guide! She is very knowledgeable on wildlife & the state’s history. We saw lots of wildlife including 6 grizzlies! This is a way to see beyond the 15 miles you can drive on your...More

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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-!
Cynthia W
April 13, 2016|
Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't stop and get out, but the bus does slow and you can take pictures through the window.