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Exploring the Wilderness: A 5-Day Itinerary for Denali National Park

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Anchorage and drive to Denali National Park

  • Check into lodging near the park entrance

  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the park and keep an eye out for wildlife such as moose, caribou, and grizzly bears

  • If time allows, take a short hike on one of the many trails in the park

Day 2:

  • Take a bus tour through Denali National Park to learn more about the park's history, wildlife, and geology

  • The tour is about 8 hours long, but there are plenty of stops for photos and restroom breaks

  • Pack snacks and water for the day, as there are no restaurants or shops within the park

Day 3:

  • Take a guided hike or go mountain biking in the park

  • There are several options for guided hikes, including a guided trek to the summit of Mt. Healy

  • Rent a bike and explore the park on your own, taking in the stunning mountain views

Day 4:

  • Take a flightseeing tour over Denali and the surrounding area

  • These tours offer a unique perspective on the park and allow you to see some of the more remote areas of the park that are inaccessible by road

  • In the afternoon, visit the Denali Visitor Center to learn more about the park's history and geology

Day 5:

  • Depart Denali and return to Anchorage

  • Spend the day exploring Anchorage, checking out local shops, restaurants, and museums

  • If time allows, take a scenic drive along Turnagain Arm to see some of Alaska's stunning coastal scenery

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