Outdoor views of the Kantisha Roadhouse.

Denali Park Wilderness Lodges

Stay overnight in the wild backcountry of Denali National Park.

Guest cabins at the Kantishna Roadhouse.

Denali Park Wilderness Lodges

Stay overnight in the wild backcountry of Denali National Park.

Guests exploring Moose Creek.

Denali Park Wilderness Lodges

Stay overnight in the wild backcountry of Denali National Park.

Denali Park Wilderness Lodges

Many visitors coming to see the landscapes and wildlife of Denali National Park hope to expand their experience by staying within the park boundaries. The only options for spending the night inside the park are a small group of backcountry lodges located at the end of the 92-mile Park Road. These remote lodges are reachable via narrated bus tour included with your stay.

Guests who stay overnight at these unique wilderness lodges are privy to scenery and outdoor activities most Denali National Park visitors miss. The key, of course, is time. The more hours spent "out there," the more chances to see Denali in all its glory and the more luck spotting wildlife.

Historic Kantishna Roadhouse was built at the original Kantishna townsite during the 1905 gold rush. Today it is a comfortable and welcoming reminder of a bygone era. All meals and snacks are included, as are guided hikes, activities, and naturalist presentations. When it comes time to leave, many guests opt for a flightseeing return trip that lands at the park airstrip near the train depot. Guests can fully disconnect at Kantishna, as there is no WiFi or cell service at the roadhouse.

The Denali Backcountry Lodge is tucked among cottonwoods on the bank of Moose Creek two miles past the Kantishna Roadhouse. Guests here also enjoy transportation via a narrated bus tour, all meals, and a variety of guided hikes and naturalist programs. The property's cabins, outdoor seating areas, and enclosed deck are all within earshot of the nearby creek. There is WiFi available in the day lodge.

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Day hiking in the Kantishna Hills is a popular activity for guests staying in Kantishna, and independent travelers will enjoy access to Denali National Park's rich history, geography, flora, and fauna. Guests can take daily guided hikes or hike independently. Both lodges recommend trails ranging from casual to strenuous and will provide shuttles to area trailheads as well.

One of the most special times each day in Kantishna is when the late evening alpenglow illuminates Denali. It's an especially beautiful sight viewed from Wonder Lake. When the weather permits viewing, both lodges provide transportation to the lake for photo enthusiasts.

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Denali Park Wilderness Lodges