The Denali Tour Experience

The Denali Tour Experience


Your Guide to Adventure

In an effort to preserve the fragile ecosystem of Denali National Park and Preserve, the National Park Service has limited access on Park Road for private vehicles. To experience the best of the Park, we suggest taking one of our fascinating and awe-inspiring interpretive tours. These bus tours give you the opportunity for wildlife spotting – and also allows you the chance to sit back, relax, and listen to your Certified Interpretive Guide share their stories about the history, culture, and geography that surrounds you.

An Interpretive Naturalist leads all tours. They will assist you in further exploring the wilderness, wildlife, and history of Denali.

After making an online reservation, you will receive an e-mail confirmation, which lists your departure date and either morning or afternoon tour. Once you arrive at Denali National Park & Preserve, take your e-mail confirmation to the Wilderness Access Center and exchange it for your bus ticket and confirmed departure time (up to three days prior tour departure date).


There are three bus tours available in Denali National Park & Preserve.

Tundra Wilderness Tour

Offers the best opportunities to view the park's wildlife inhabitants, choose from 2 tours; the Tundra Wilderness Full Tour and the Toklat Shoulder Season Tour. 


Denali Natural History Tour

Focusing on the rich natural and cultural history of the park, this 4 ½ to 5-hour tour travels to Teklanika River.


Kantishna Experience Tour

Follow in the footsteps on Fannie Quigley to the old gold town of Kantishna on this all-day adventure to the end of the Park Road.


Change/Cancellation Policy: There is a $6.00 fee per ticket and per tour to change or cancel a reservation up to 8 days prior. Tickets are nonrefundable within 8 days of tour.

Park Entrance Fee: There is a $10 per adult entrance fee required to enter the park. This fee is automatically added to all bus reservations made online. Guests with a valid NPS pass may request a refund at the WAC for themselves and up to 3 guests.