Kantishna Wilderness Trails Tour


The Kantishna Wilderness Trails tour is the premier Denali Park wildlife bus excursion. Spend the entire day in Denali National Park and discover a piece of Alaska's gold rush history and warm hospitality at the historic Kantishna Roadhouse, located just past Wonder Lake on the banks of Moose Creek. Your 12 to 13-hour fully-narrated excursion to Kantishna travels via a custom motorcoach through 95 miles of Denali National Park's prime wildlife habitat. The last 30 miles allow for full viewing of Mt. McKinley, weather permitting. The wilderness backcountry of Denali Park provides diverse habitats which support big-game species such as black bear, grizzly, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf, and wolverine. Forests and high alpine tundra are also home to porcupine, hare, squirrel, marmot, mink, marten, beaver, lynx, fox, and coyote. Hot beverages and refreshments are included en route to the Kantishna Roadhouse. After a hearty home-cooked lunch in the dining room at the Roadhouse, relax and visit the Historical Recorder's Cabin, enjoy a dog sled demonstration, or try your hand at gold panning. It's the deluxe way to experience Mt. McKinley.

What To Wear

Due to unpredictable Alaskan weather, we advise dressing in layers, which will allow you to stay warm and dry as the outdoor environment changes. For this event, please also bring comfortable walking shoes and a jacket that can shield you from light wind or rain. We recommend you also bring bug spray or binoculars if you have them.

Length: 12 to 13 Hours


Departure Information:

* 6:10 AM depart Denali Cedars Lodge, return 7:00 PM
* 6:10 AM depart Denali River Cabins, return 7:00 PM
* 6:30 AM depart Denali Bluffs Hotel, return 7:00 PM
* 6:40 AM depart McKinley Chalet Resort, return 7:00 PM
* 6:45 AM depart Denali Princess Lodge, return 7:00 PM