Denali Natural History Tour

Get a deeper understanding of one of North America's most remarkable national parks on this four-to-five-hour tour of the taiga forest and expansive rolling tundra. You'll marvel at Denali's awesome beauty, and hear colorful stories about the area's cultural and geological history.

See geological formations and learn about local flora and fauna.

  • Discover the region's fascinating cultural history.
  • Visit Savage Cabin for a living history lesson from historical characters.
  • See the spectacular Alaska Range from Mt. McKinley to Mt. Deborah (weather permitting).
  • Great photo opportunities.
  • Light snack and beverage included.
  • Morning and afternoon departures from area hotels.

This fully narrated tour into Denali National Park is lead by a naturalist driver/guide. Traveling approximately 19 miles into the Park, this tour is approximately three hours long and includes ample photo and rest stops. Along the way the driver shares interesting stories about the natural and cultural history of the Denali region. Stop by the historic Savage Cabin for a glimpse at Denali history as presented by characters from Denali's past. A snack and beverage is provided.

Departure times are assigned 48 hours prior to the tour, and you will find out your exact time when you receive your bus tickets. Morning (AM) tours generally depart between 6:00am and 8:30am. Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets the night before your tour at the activities desk of your assigned departure hotel. The price for this tour includes the Park entrance fee and a ticketing fee.

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. Don't forget you camera and binoculars for the many photo opportunities along the way.

Length: 5 Hours

Departure Information:

* 7:00 AM depart Denali Bluffs Hotel, return 12:00 PM
* 7:00 AM depart Denali Princess Lodge, return 12:00 PM
* 7:00 AM depart Grande Denali Lodge, return 12:00 PM
* 7:00 AM depart McKinley Chalet Resort, return 12:00 PM
* 7:00 AM depart McKinley Village Lodge, return 12:00 PM