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Denali Winter Drive Adventure

A One Day Guided Round Trip Journey By Land to North America's tallest mountain


Tour Summary:

  • Meet an informative and friendly Alaskan guide who is certain to make the day a memorable one - depart south from Fairbanks along the Parks Highway through the rolling hills that rim the vast Tanana Valley.
  • Visit the rural community of Nenana situated on the south bank of the Tanana River - Nenana serves as a regional transportation hub with river, rail, highway, and air access - the strong threads of Tanana Athabascan culture and subsistence lifestyle running through the community lend Nenana the special feel of a "bush" village located on the road system.
  • Pass through Healy - nestled on the northern edge of the Alaska Range, Healy serves as the gateway community for Denali National Park.
  • Enter the Alaska Range, home to Denali, North America's highest peak.
  • Arrive at Denali National Park - the Murie Science and Learning Center provides the perfect base camp for exploring Alaska's best known national park - experience Denali's six million acres of wilderness as few ever have the chance to see it - enjoy the quiet beauty and solitude of a winter landscape blanketed in snow - learn how plants, animals, and humans adopt creative strategies to survive the extreme winter cold of Alaska's Interior.
  • Visit the park sled dog yard and learn how the team monitors the park. Denali National Park is the last park in the park system where dog teams are used.  Please note there is no guarantee the dogs will be there when we visit as they may be out working.
  • Enjoy a short walk or snowshoe to see up close the beauty of the park on a short nature trail.
  • Departs 9:30 am; returns between 6:00 and 6:30 pm. 
  • Tour Schedule: Available Monday, Thursday, Saturday - late September through April 21.
  • For a Denali Winter Drive Tour Program click HERE.

2017 - 2018  Winter Rates: $169 (PEAK $189) person


Available on Saturday - join the Denali Winter Drive Adventure south from Fairbanks to Denali National Park.  After your visit hop on board the Alaska Railroad for your return trip to Fairbanks.

Alaska Railroad Add-On - enjoy a return on the rails of the Alaska Railroad.  After your visit to Denali National Park your guide will bring you to the train which will "flag stop" on the Denali Park Road for you to board.  From there enjoy a leisurely trip back to Fairbanks on the train. Return to Fairbanks with this option is 8:00 pm.  Add $50 per person for this option.  Once made this add-on is non-refundable.
Tour Schedule:  Saturday only from September 30 - May 12.  Plus Tuesday & Thursday December 26, 2017 - January 3, 2018 and February 20 - March 27, 2018.






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