How is the drive from Anchorage to Denali?

Is the road from Anchorage to Denali paved?

Denali Viewpoint South is located at milepost 134-135 of the Parks Highway. A paved parking lot offers visitors the chance to take a short walk to a platform that opens up to panoramic views of the Alaskan Range. … Denali Viewpoint North is about 30 miles further north at milepost 162-163.

Is the drive from Anchorage to Denali pretty?

One of the most incredible ways to see the last frontier is by car and the drive from Anchorage to Denali is full of spectacular stops with majestic views of mountains, lakes, glaciers, and wildlife.

Is Anchorage or Fairbanks closer to Denali?

Fairbanks is significantly closer to Denali, but Anchorage has far more service, and is closer to the other more visited parks in the state.

How many days should you spend in Denali National park?

Located far from any airport or large city, Denali is a wilderness park. Reaching the park can take several hours (or even most of a day), so we recommend that you plan a minimum itinerary of 2 nights in the area, which gives you one full day and part of two others.

Can you drive your car through Denali National Park?

There is only one road in Denali. Private vehicles can drive a small part of it, but most of the road is open only to bus traffic. Bus trips are available only in summer (roughly mid-May through mid-September).

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Are bus tours in Denali worth it?

The Tour bus is the only way into the heart of Denali National Park, beyond the first few miles. It is a long, all day trip, lasting 8-12 hours, depending on where your last stop is. The trip is totally worth it and the drivers are super cool, patient and knowledgeable!

Is there cell service in Denali?

Cell phone coverage exists only within three miles of the park entrance. Since there are no phones west of Park Headquarters, emergencies in those areas should be reported to rangers on patrol, campground hosts, bus drivers, or to staff at Eielson Visitor Center or the Toklat Rest Stop.