Denali at a Glance

This trip is designed to showcase the dramatic landscapes and wildlife of Denali National Park. With a night in Anchorage at each end of the trip, the middle two nights are spent at accommodations amid the wilderness just north of the park’s entrance—allowing for easy access into the park during the day. Trip highlights include the train journey to and from the park aboard the luxurious Alaska Railroad GoldStar dome train, and a flightseeing journey over Denali. Perfect for those who want to experience extraordinary views of the highest mountain in North America in comfort.

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The Itinerary

Day 1

After picking you up at the airport in Anchorage, your driver will transport you to your hotel and you are free to begin exploring the city. This evening you will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner on your own, at one of our recommended restaurants. Accommodations are at the Hotel Captain Cook, Junior Suite.

Day 2

After an early morning pick-up, you’ll board the world-famous Alaska Railroad GoldStar dome train for the scenic, full-day ride to Denali National Park. From the open-air platform or glass-covered observation deck, you’ll soak up views of tundra, deep river canyons, and mountains—including magnificent Denali. Accommodations are at the Grande Denali Lodge, View Room.

Day 3

Travel 95 miles into Denali National Park aboard the Denali Backcountry Adventure bus, spotting moose, bear, wolves and other wildlife along the way. After lunch, return to the park entrance in a classic Alaskan bush plane, flying through the awe-inspiring Alaska Range, over glaciers, and past the North Face of Denali. Accommodations are at the Grande Denali Lodge, View Room.

Day 4

Return to Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad GoldStar dome train, passing over Broad Pass, Hurricane Gulch, and one of the most spectacular views of Denali. Accommodations are at the Hotel Captain Cook, Junior Suite.

 

 

 

 

The Route

 

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