Denali Backcountry Adventure bus traveling along the Denali Park Road.

Denali Park Bus Tours

Travel with a driver-guide for an in-depth look at Denali National Park’s unmatched scenery and wildlife.

Tour Bus waiting at a rest stop with Mt. Denali in the background.

Denali Park Bus Tours

Travel with a driver-guide for an in-depth look at Denali National Park’s unmatched scenery and wildlife.

Bus crosses a bridge on a cloudy day in Denali National Park.

Denali Park Bus Tours

Travel with a driver-guide for an in-depth look at Denali National Park’s unmatched scenery and wildlife.

Due to demand for the popular Tundra Wilderness Tour, you may find that tickets are unavailable for your dates, especially if traveling in June and July. Bus tours with private companies like the Denali Backcountry Adventure and the Kantishna Wilderness Trails are still an option on many days but space is getting tight during this time frame as well. There is more availability in the latter half of the summer. Bus tours are just one way to see the park, so for more ideas please check out these 4 Unique Ways to Experience Denali National Park.

Denali Park Bus Tours

Bus tours of Denali National Park combine storytelling of the area's rich history with information about the plants and animals thriving inside the park. Alaska Tour & Travel offers reservations for several bus tours within the park, ranging from a few hours to all day, each with a chance to spot Denali and the area's famous grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, and nimble Dall sheep.

The Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour is the most popular bus tour into the park, traveling 52 miles along the Park Road to Stony Hill, an overlook ideal for photographing Denali in clear weather. But why come all the way to Alaska just to go halfway into the park?

For the most opportunities to see Denali and park wildlife, we suggest taking a tour that travels the full 93-mile Park Road. An unforgettable journey aboard a bus with large picture windows, the Kantishna Wilderness Trails Bus Tour retraces the trail of pioneer gold-seekers to the historic Kantishna Roadhouse. The tour stops for lunch before returning along the Park Road. The Denali Backcountry Adventure also travels to the Kantishna area. Both tours wind through wildlife-rich areas of high tundra, across vast glacial washes, and along the bases of Igloo, Cathedral, and Polychrome mountains. For an added adventure, return by flight from Kantishna to the Denali Park entrance.

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Short on time? The half-day Denali Natural History Tour travels 30 miles to the Savage Cabin for a living history presentation by the National Park Service. The focus of this trip is on the cultural traditions of the park's human inhabitants, although it is possible to spot wildlife on the way.

While Denali National Park's shuttle buses head into the park on a regular schedule, they do not offer the fascinating narratives delivered by professional drivers on park tours. If you are interested in learning more about the park's history and wildlife, a guided tour is the best choice.

We always recommend that guests plan at least two consecutive nights in Denali National Park to allow for a full day to explore the park. Park tours do fill up quickly, so reserve early. Buses pick up passengers at many Denali Park hotels, making it easy to access your tour. Half-day tours are perfect for guests who need to catch a train or be on time for other park area activities. Guests on all tours should remember to bring a camera, water, snacks, warm clothing, and sturdy shoes for stops along the way.

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Denali Park Bus Tours