Points of Interest

Points of Interest


Stunning Vistas and Incredible Wildlife

Stunning Vistas and Incredible Wildlife

The north side of Denali National Park & Preserve is where most travelers experience the park on their Alaska Vacation. A single, 92-mile road offers the only access through this six million acre national park. In summer, visitors can drive personal vehicles as far as the Savage River at Mile 15. Travel beyond is mostly limited to tour and shuttle buses, bicycles, and hikers on foot.

For the 2016 summer season, shuttle buses will operate from May 20 to September 15. When planning your vacation to Denali be sure to include these notable stops; Toklat River Contact Station, Eielson Visitor Center, and Kantishna. 

Notable Stops

Kantishna is one of America's most popular tourist destinations, also known as "The End of the Road" and "The Heart of Denali National Park". This small town lies at the end of the 92-mile Park Road and boasts a summer population of approximately 135 and no winter residents.

Since much of the Kantishna area is private property, visitors are discouraged from hiking in the area without obtaining permission and guidance ahead of time. Kantishna Experience Tour is one way to explore this area without an overnight stay.

 

Traveling 62 miles into the park to Stony Hill Overlook, the Tundra Wilderness Tour offers a wonderful diversity for visitors.

Located at Mile 66 of the Park Road and is accessible via shuttle buses to Eielson, Wonder Lake, or Kantishna, and Kantishna Experience tour buses. This facility offers park information, interpretive exhibits, and ranger-guided walks