Denali Natural History Tour

Denali Natural History Tour

Operating Dates:

  • May 13 - September 15, 2016

The Denali Natural History Tour operates and focuses on presenting the rich cultural and natural history of Denali National Park and Preserve. Throughout the tour, your driver/naturalist will provide a great introduction to the landscape, geology and history of Denali National Park and Preserve.

Your tour will begin at the Wilderness Access Center, providing you the opportunity to view “Across Time and Tundra,” a film that will take you back to the creation of Mt. McKinley National Park and the beginnings of Park Road. You’ll have the opportunity to view sites from the film as this tour progresses throughout the day.

Twelve miles along your adventure, you’ll visit Savage Cabin, an historic cabin that’s played a valuable role in Denali National Park & Preserve for the National Park Service and visitors alike since its construction in 1924. As the original cook’s cabin for Savage Campground, the first tourist camp in Mt. McKinley National Park, and as a ranger patrol cabin used by the National Park Service to this day. Savage Cabin speaks to years of intrepid travelers in Denali.

After viewing a presentation by an Athabascan Alaskan Native interpreter, your tour will turn around at Primrose Ridge (mile 17). Your interpreter will bring you into the story of Alaskan Natives in Denali, the hardships of thousands of years of survival in this harsh wilderness and the promise kept by a land of such wealth. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to Denali National Park & Preserve to take a glimpse into a history that has shaped the land as it is today.

Tour Overview

Tour Duration 4.5 - 5 Hours (17 miles one-way)
Morning Tours Depart 5:30 - 7:30 am
Afternoon Tours Depart 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Tour Buses Comfortable, upgraded motor coaches
Tour Bus Color Tan
Tour Restroom Breaks Approximately every 90 minutes
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible buses are available upon request when you make your reservation, and all stops are wheelchair accessible.
Adult $77.25
Child (Ages 0-15) $33.75

*Prices include a $10.00 Park Entry Fee (Adults Only)