Deciding When to Visit
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!
Are there Ubers in Denali?
DENALI — The ride-sharing service Uber has come to the Denali area, offering another transportation option to locals and visitors.
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.
Is 2020 a good year to see Northern Lights?
During the winter of 2020, the Northern Lights viewing was typical for a solar minimum year. But from 2020 onwards, there will be a slow ramp-up in solar activity, and auroras should increase in frequency, peaking in 2024/2025 with the Solar Maximum.
Can you see Milky Way from Alaska?
Once you get outside of Anchorage, it’s definitely possible to see the Milky Way. The Milky Way is most visible in the summer months through the northern hemisphere – but that’s the time of year where Alaska experiences the Midnight Sun!