Denali Backcountry Adventure bus traveling along the Denali Park Road.

Things to Do in Denali Park

16 million acres of scenic wilderness just waiting to be explored.

Ridge top helicopter landing among autumn colors and snow capped mountains

Things to Do in Denali Park

16 million acres of scenic wilderness just waiting to be explored.

Enjoy an experience exploring Denali National Park.

Things to Do in Denali Park

16 million acres of scenic wilderness just waiting to be explored.

Weather permitting, the Denali Highway offers spectacular views of Denali.

Things to Do in Denali Park

16 million acres of scenic wilderness just waiting to be explored.

Enjoying the ride through the tundra.

Things to Do in Denali Park

16 million acres of scenic wilderness just waiting to be explored.

Denali Park Things to Do

Aside from the popular bus tours that take you deep within Denali National Park, the whole Denali Park area offers so many things to do it can be difficult to settle one just a few. To start, be sure to take time to explore the park's Visitor Center to become acquainted with the local history and wildlife. From here you can head out onto a series of accessible interpretive trails. If a guided walk sounds appealing, reserve a spot on the Denali Interpretive Hike.

Since sled dog teams are an Alaskan icon, a visit to the Denali Park sled dog kennel is a fun way to learn about (and meet) the National Park Service's only working sled dog team. For a closer look at Alaska's renowned racing dogs, book a tour to the nearby Husky Homestead, home of Iditarod champion Jeff King. Here you can snuggle puppies and learn about training for the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

If adventure is on your bucket list, try soaring above Denali's ridges and craggy glaciers aboard a flightseeing excursion, or ride the waters of Nenana River on a rafting trip.

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Glacier landing tours are popular with those interested in learning more about Alaska's thousands of glaciers. Your fixed-wing plane will land upon a glacier in Denali National Park where snow flies all year long and visitors feel small against the flanks of Denali, the mammoth mountain aptly called "The High One."

Even more options await outside of the Denali National Park boundary. The Trailblazer ATV Tour motors 20 miles through the rugged hills of nearby Healy, offering a view of the mountains and surrounding landscape from a completely different vantage point. Explore even more of Healy or the south side of Denali Park with a half-day or full-day Jeep rental.

Soar among the treetops with the Denali Park Zipline Tour for a look at the boreal forest canopy while enjoying views of the surrounding mountains.

When it's time to slow down, enjoy dinner and a show at the Denali Cabin Nite Dinner Theater or the Music of Denali Dinner Show for a humorous glimpse of life during Alaska's pioneer days.

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Things to Do in Denali Park