Kantishna Roadhouse and Denali National Park from Anchorage

An adventure from Anchorage to Denali including a wilderness lodge experience.

Trip Code: 173CTA
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Accommodation: 3 nights
  • Starting at: $1569 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: From Anchorage travel by bus to Denali National Park in time to meet a scheduled transfer to Kantishna. Located at the end of the restricted Denali Park road, this is no ordinary bus transfer as your driver/guide provides expert interpretation of the parks' natural history and wildlife with stops for wildlife viewing and photography. Once at the lodge spend the next two nights with daily activity choices including hiking and biking with lodge guides. All meals are included while at the lodge. Transfer back through the park for another chance to see wildlife, arriving in time to meet the Alaska Railroad departure for Anchorage.

Tour Overview

Experience the grandeur, wildlife and wilderness of Denali National Park while staying at Kantishna Roadhouse, an authentic Alaska wilderness lodge located deep inside this iconic national park. As you travel from the Denali park entrance you will have amazing views of the Alaska Range and vast landscapes that the have made Denali National Park a must see for any Alaska visitor. In addition to spectacular scenery, your bus tour through Denali to Kantishna Roadhouse offers great chances to view the great variety of wildlife that call this home. On arrival at the lodge, settle into your comfortable room, enjoy freshly made meals and select from a wide variety of guided outdoor activities that will make your lodge-based Alaska vacation experience truly a memorable one!

What's Included

  • Scheduled motorcoach transfer Anchorage to Denali
  • Rail transportation Denali to Anchorage
  • 1 night at Denali park entrance
  • 2 nights at Kantishna Roadhouse inside Denali National Park
  • Guided and unguided activities at the lodge such as hiking, biking, fishing, and evening presentations
  • All meals while at the lodge
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers in Anchorage, alcoholic beverages, meals other than those listed, and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Anchorage to Denali

Early this morning depart from downtown Anchorage on a scheduled motorcoach to Denali National Park. Relax and capture the scenery from large picture windows. You may make a short stop in Talkeetna before arriving in Denali at approx. 1:00pm. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the park. Optional tours include rafting or a float trip on the Nenana River. Tonight, we recommend the delicious salmon dinner and amusing antics served at the Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre Show (see Add On Tours). Overnight near the Denali park entrance.

Day
2

Denali park entrance to Kantishna Roadhouse

This morning you have time for an optional tour. At 1:30 pm you will depart on a wildlife bus tour through Denali National Park to Kantishna. Along the way, your naturalist driver/guide will discuss the history of the park and help you search for moose, bear, caribou, and other animals. Stops will be made to enjoy the scenery and photograph wildlife. The bus will arrive at the lodge at 8pm. Overnight at Kantishna Roadhouse.

Day
3

Kantishna Roadhouse

Spend the day enjoying a naturalist-led guided hike or walk, panning for gold, mountain biking through the back country, or flightseeing. In the evening, enjoy a presentation focusing on the local area, read a book from the extensive natural history library, or just relax and share stories from the day. All outdoor activities (except flightseeing) are included. Overnight at the Kantishna Roadhouse.

Day
4

Kantishna Roadhouse to Denali park entrance to Anchorage

Enjoy a light breakfast early this morning before departing at 6am on the bus back to the park entrance. For a truly unique experience, upgrade to a scenic return flight past Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) to the park entrance. At 12:15pm, depart on the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. The tour concludes upon arrival in Anchorage at 8pm.

Meals are included during your stay at the lodge. Meals are homemade and served buffet style for breakfast, packed lunch, family style for dinner. Special requests can be prepared with advance notice and should be noted upon reservation.


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Browse Dates & Rates

The tour is available from Fairbanks as well, please contact us for rates.


Children 6 to 11 years old sharing with at least 2 full paying adults with existing bedding. Minimum child age is 6 years old.

Our Standard Program Includes:

2 and 3 star hotel accommodations.

The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.

Standard train car seating on all rail services (reserved seats).

If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.

Our Upgraded Program Includes:

* 3 and 4 star hotels (best available) wherever possible.

The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.

Deluxe dome train car seating between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, or Anchorage and Seward.

All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.

Cancellation Policy:
Any time after our written confirmation: 10% of the total invoice
60 to 45 days prior to lodge stay date: 50% of the total invoice
44 to 31 days prior to lodge stay date: 60% of the total invoice
30 to 0 days prior to lodge stay date: 100% of the total invoice


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