Denali is so much more than a national park! It is a melding of small, local, year-round communities that surround the crown jewel of Alaska National Parks. The Denali Borough is full of vibrant scenery, wildlife and adventures. In true Alaska style, even our national parks are different from other places in the country. Planning your dream Denali vacation can be overwhelming. Don’t worry – we are here to help! We have answers for all your questions, and are happy to guide you towards the lodging, activities and experiences to make this the best vacation ever.
Every season provides different opportunities, activities and highlights.
Want to see the aurora borealis? Experience a silent landscape on snowshoes? Camp under the midnight sun?
There are several different options for transportation to our area, from all inclusive packages that provide transportation to shuttle service.
We recommend a minimum of 3 nights in Denali and depending on your interests, up to 5 nights.
There is no public transportation. Do you plan to travel between communities in the Denali area? Does your lodging include transportation? This detail is best worked out in advance!
These maps shows the distance between our communities. Traffic is minimal, and most accommodations and excursions are within 20 minutes of Denali Park Entrance.
For information on camping (RV or tent) in the Denali area, visit our camping page!
Are you a lone adventurer on a budget? A family traveling with multiple generations? All these things matter when planning your Denali vacation!
You can stay in the heart of the Denali Canyon district, or in a remote lodge – it just depends on your budget and the experience you want. Make sure you know your options.
Pricing can vary depending on time of year, interests and location. Use our budget guide to help you navigate all the options.
From back-country adventures to limited mobility, Denali has something for everyone. Use our activity guide to see what fits your level of activity.