Among the great many things that make Denali National Park such a unique destination is just how little of it is accessible by road. A single gravel road goes into the six-million-acre park and only travelers on trips like the Tundra Wilderness Tour have the chance to experience it. This fully narrated guided tour takes visitors 42 scenic miles along the Park Road to the historic Murie Cabin.
Explore the park with a certified naturalist guide.
Guests on the Tundra Wilderness Tour enjoy a half day with a certified naturalist guide/driver on a modified school bus outfitted with coach seats. With all eyes peeled, chances are good for spotting several of the park's wildlife residents along the road: A shaggy grizzly sow watching over rambunctious spring cubs, a lone bull moose browsing in thick willows, a rare full-curl Dall sheep bedded down high upon a craggy ridge.
Along the way the tour stops for ample photo opportunities as well as scheduled rest breaks. Picturesque highlights include the craggy cliffside of Cathedral Mountain, wildlife rich Sable Pass, and braided wash of the East Fork River. Your turnaround point is the East Fork Cabin. Also known as the Murie Cabin, you'll have time to explore this rustic shelter and learn about its unique history before making the scenic return trip.
The Tundra Wilderness Tour is fully-narrated by a naturalist guide/driver. The ticket price includes the park entrance fee (adults only). Seats are first-come, first-serve. The tour runs about 5 to 5.5 hours.
What to Bring
A light snack and bottled water is provided, but passengers should bring additional food as there are no concessions available in the park. Bring all gear necessary to comfortably enjoy the Alaskan outdoors, including a rain jacket and pants, warm layers, and insect repellant. Don't forget a camera and binoculars.
Alaska State Law requires children under age 8 and below 65 pounds to be in a car seat on the bus. A paid ticket is required for all children and infants. Wheelchair accessible buses are available upon request when the reservation is made.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The Tundra Wilderness Tour picks up passengers at many Denali Park area hotels and the Denali Bus Depot. Departure times are assigned 48 hours prior to the tour. Generally, morning tours depart between 4:45 AM and 11:30 AM, while afternoon tours typically depart between 12:45 PM and 4:50 PM. Upon check in at your Denali hotel, ask the front desk or tour desk representative for departure information on your park tour. The tour desk staff will give you the departure time, location, and bus number for your Tundra Wilderness Tour.
Denali Bus Depot Park Rd, Mile 1 Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Rates & Dates
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Child rates apply to children under the age of 16.
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5/20/23 (Sa) to 5/31/23 (W)5/20/23 (Sa) to 5/31/23 (W)
6/1/23 (Th) to 9/14/23 (Th)6/1/23 (Th) to 9/14/23 (Th)
The rates above are subject to change without notice.
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
Your official tour departure time will be assigned 48 hours prior to your tour. Generally, morning tours depart between 4:45 AM and 11:30 AM, while afternoon tours typically depart between 12:45 PM and 4:50 PM. Click the More Details tab for additional information.