How many days do you need 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.
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 Anchorage worth visiting?
IMO Anchorage is well worth a day or two. There are a ton of really great activities: hiking, museums, fishing, dining, arts/crafts, scenery all within the city. AK is huge and if you’re here just for a little while, I wouldn’t suggest any where too far away (like Denali).
Is the drive from Anchorage to Denali scary?
No scarey spots! Very easy drive. Now the road inside the park is a different story – but if you’re on it you will be on a bus and not driving.
Are there tours from Anchorage to Denali?
BLUE DENALI RAIL TOURS
Enjoy scenic rail travel along the historic Alaska railroad and overnight at a Denali National Park hotel. Blue Denali Rail Tours start and end at the Rail depot (Anchorage, Fairbanks or both) and range from 1 to 4 nights in the Denali area.
Is Fairbanks or Anchorage 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 do you get around Denali without a car?
Three types of free buses operate on the publicly-driveable portion of the Denali Park Road. These enable visitors without vehicles, or those who wish to leave their vehicle behind, to travel between various facilities, trails, campgrounds and day-use areas. All of these are free, and none require reservations.