The Denali Tour Experience

The Denali Tour Experience


Your Guide to Adventure

Experience the Denali Park Road with a certified naturalist for an adventure you’ll never forget!

In an effort to preserve the fragile ecosystem of Denali National Park and Preserve, the National Park Service has limited access on the 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.

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 in Denali National Park & Preserve, take your e-mail confirmation to the Denali Bus Depot and exchange it for your bus ticket and confirmed departure time (up to three days prior tour departure date).  Agents at the Denali Bus Depot can answer any final questions you have about your trip.

For rates, operational dates, and important information for booking all tours, please click here.


There are four bus tours available in Denali National Park & Preserve:


Tundra Wilderness Tour

The Tundra Wilderness Tour is the premier tour of Denali National Park and Preserve!  This tour offers wonderful diversity for visitors. Incredible scenery, a narrated history of the park road, and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants await you on this tour.

The Tundra Wilderness Tour will guide you along a spectacular road corridor, promising different experiences every day, as Denali’s wildlife moves at its own pace and according to the seasons. During the main summer season, your tour will continue beyond the Toklat rest area to Stony Hill Overlook which provides awe-inspiring views of the Alaska Range and possibly a view of North America’s highest peak.

A bottle of water and a snack pack are included with this tour.

This tour has two shorter variations due to spring and fall road conditions. Additional information can be found on the tour dates page here.


Denali Natural History Tour

The Denali Natural History Tour focuses on the rich natural and cultural history of Denali National Park. Several interpretive stops enhance the experience with an hour of off-bus experiences. Beginning with a stop at the historical Savage Cabin, view how the cabin was once used and how it continues to be used today.  At Primrose Ridge you will experience a memorable Alaska Native presentation that will enlighten you with how the land has been used for nearly 10,000 years! Your driver/naturalist will provide a great introduction to the landscape, geology, and history of Denali National Park and Preserve.

A bottle of water is included with this tour.


Eielson Excursion

The Eielson Excursion is a Tundra Wilderness Tour which travels a few miles further to the Eielson Visitor Center. Enjoy all the benefits of a Tundra Wilderness Tour while also exploring the Eielson Visitor Center.  Spend time on a short hike, visiting with a National Park Service Ranger, or exploring the exhibits during your stay.

A bottle of water and a snack pack are included with this tour.


Kantishna Experience Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Fannie Quigley to the old mining town of Kantishna on this all-day adventure to the end of the road. You will have the opportunity to discover Denali’s wilderness and explore Denali’s gold rush history.  Discover Kantishna’s fascinating history and role in the formation of Interior Alaska.

The Kantishna Experience is the only tour in Denali National Park which features a National Park Service Interpretive Ranger aboard the bus.  The Ranger will join your tour at Wonder Lake, giving visitors the singular experience of a private tour led by a National Park Service Ranger.

A bottle of water and a lunch are included with this tour.

For rates, operational dates, and important information for booking all tours, please click here.