Inside Denali National Park

A true Alaskan adventure can be found at the remote Camp Denali wilderness lodge. The lodge is located near the tree line which offers access to explore both the native tundra and boreal forest habitats. The lodge owners believe in stewardship of the land and in turn educating those that come to visit.

Naturalist led hikes, field trips, and evening programs provide unique insight into the park that very few visitors get to experience.

The remoteness of the lodge provides a peaceful haven for those looking to immerse themselves and get away from the crowds.

Dates of Operation: June 4 to September 10
Lodge Size: 18 Guest Cabins
Arrival Schedule: Mondays and Fridays
Internet/Wifi: Not Available
Mobile Phone Service: Not Available
Families Welcome: Best suited for kids 8+ years old

Main Lodge

Camp Denali was originally founded as a 67-acre homestead in 1951.  In the early days the site offered a few wall tents on platforms and amazing views of Denali. Today, the lodge still offers magnificent views of Denali but also updated log and timber-frame cabins.

Alongside the cabins the property also contains a new timber-frame dining hall, an immaculate shower facility with separate showering rooms for men and women, a hand-hewn log lodge for relaxing and reading, and a natural and cultural history exhibit space.

Guest Cabins

Each cabin provides a unique view of Denali and is outfitted with simple, sustainable and comfortable amenities. Drinking water is piped to a spigot near each cabin, and each have wall-mounted propane lights, a propane hot plate, a small woodstove and a private, well-maintained outhouse. Patchwork quilts made by staff adorn the beds and are complimented by carefully selected work by Alaskan artists.

The lodge is accessible by a 6-7-hour bus tour from the Denali National Park Entrance. Camp Denali provides buses for transportation to and from the park entrance.

Despite the remote setting, Camp Denali offers a high standard and commitment to their cuisine.  All meals are included in your stay. Breakfast and dinner are served family style and lunch is a full spread of sandwich fixings and snacks for you to create a sack lunch to take on the each day’s adventure. Whenever possible the lodge strives to use in-season produce from their own green house or local growers and their meat from local farms. Sourcing their ingredients locally helps to minimalize their environmental footprint and lends to the sustainable mission of the lodge.

Guided group hikes are offered every day and cater to a variety of abilities levels, thus providing the best experience for each guest. Knowledgeable guides share their love and understanding of the wildlife, landscape, and history of the region. Independent adventures visiting the lodge are welcome to borrow trail and topographic maps, canoes, bikes and fishing gear. After a day of exploring relax by the fire or take in an evening program featuring Alaska’s natural and cultural history.

Suggested Route

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Arrive Anchorage

Upon arrival at the Anchorage International Airport, receive a personal greeting followed by a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage
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Anchorage to Denali National Park Entrance

Travel by luxury dome rail from Anchorage to the entrance of Denali National Park. The rest of the day is yours to explore.
Overnight Denali National Park Entrance
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Denali National Park Entrance to Camp Denali

After a leisurely morning around the park entrance meet your shuttle/tour bus for your journey to Camp Denali. Along the way to the lodge you will learn about the wildlife, ecosystems and cultural history of the area from your naturalist driver/guide. Stop for a picnic dinner before arriving at the lodge. Upon arrival you will be given a lodge orientation and shown to your private cabin.
Overnight Camp Denali
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Camp Denali

All meals and activities are included in your stay. Take out one of the lodge canoes and explore Wonder Lake, bike along the Denali Park Road, or fish for grayling in Moose Creek. After a day of adventure return to the dining hall for a gourmet 3-course meal and share stories with your fellow travelers.
Overnight Camp Denali
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Camp Denali

Spend another full day exploring Denali National Park. Guided outings and independent activities are available for you to enjoy, and all meals are included.
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Camp Denali to Anchorage

Enjoy an early breakfast before your departure from the lodge. Upon arrival at the park entrance, you will be met by your private driver/guide and transferred to Anchorage.
Overnight Anchorage
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Depart Anchorage

Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing by private vehicle to the Anchorage International Airport to check in for your departure flight.
OR
Extend your Alaska visit with another touring program
Map of Alaska featuring route from Anchorage to Denali National Park
Homer, Alaska view of mountains with fireweed
Close up view of sea otter floating on its back while eating

Make It Your Own

  • Stop in Talkeetna for a Denali flightseeing tour and glacier landing
  • Extend your trip and travel north to explore Fairbanks
  • Return to the Denali Park entrance by bush plane for a new perspective
  • Add a visit to a sled-dog kennel to your tour
  • Extend your visit with a stay at one of Alaska’s coastal lodges

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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