I have been to Denali many years ago and went in to the Park on a bus that didn't go all the way to Kantishna. This was worth the extra time and money to go all the way to the old Roadhouse. The lunch wasn't very good, but the presentation by Emmitt Peters on the Iditarod was really fun and quite interesting to hear many stories of the race. We really enjoyed watching a short demo of the dogs, pulling him along on an ATV (it is summer after all!). He got us laughing and answered all our questions. I should also mention the beauty of the Park, the animals, the scenery, the mountain - but that goes without saying. It is a loooong day, but worth the money and the time. Go for it!