We recommend 7 hotels near the Denali Park Entrance; McKinley Chalet Resort, Denali Park Village, Tonglen Lake Lodge, Denali Grizzly Bear Resort, Denali Princess Lodge, Grande Denali Lodge, and Denali Bluffs Hotel. They are all scenically situated and among the better-managed Denali lodges at the park entrance.
Denali has a large selection of HOTELS, LODGES and CABIN options both within and just outside the park entrance. If you want to stay inside the park your options are Kantishna Roadhouse, Camp Denali , and Northface Lodge. All these lodges are great for direct access to Denali National Park sights and places of interest.
Located about halfway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Preserve can be reached via the Parks Highway ( Alaska Route 3), air services into McKinley National Park Airport, or the Denali Star Train.
Best season is during the warmer summer months. There is not much wildlife in the winter due to hibernation. Denali also has a rich and amazing flora. Wildflowers begin to bloom in early June till late July.
Located far from any airport or large city, Denali is a wilderness park . Reaching the park can take several hours (or even most of a day), so we recommend that you plan a minimum itinerary of 2 nights in the area, which gives you one full day and part of two others.
Denali is definately worth it. Spend some time and get off the bus and do some hiking in Denali . Also, if you can afford it – try to go on a Mt. McKinley flight tour with a company like Talkeetna Air Taxi, or someone else.
Denali Bus Tours If your biggest draw to Denali National Park is the spectacular wildlife, take a bus tour into the park . The buses travel along the Denali Park Road, a 92-mile stretch that is the only roadway in the entire park .
Denali Changes Entrance Fee to Address Infrastructure Needs and Improve Visitor Experience
|Denali Entry Fees||Per Person||Park Specific Annual Pass|
|May 1, 2019||$15||$45|
Rising 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) into the sky, Denali is North America’s highest peak. Denali National Park and Preserve covers six million acres of pure wilderness. The park is an easy drive, just over two hours, or a four-hour train ride from Fairbanks .
From Anchorage there are four main ways to get to Denali National Park: If you want maximum flexibility, rent a car in Anchorage . It is five hours from the city to the park entrance, with most of the accommodations just one mile farther up the highway along the Nenana River.
Denali is located in Alaska and is the highest mountain in North America. For the many people who climb Denali each year, the altitude, weather, and extreme temperature pose a serious danger . For these reasons, the success rate on Denali is around 50 percent, and more than 100 climbers have died attempting the summit.
In 1980, momentum continued to favor the name Denali after the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act changed the park’s name to Denali National Park and Preserve. But the official name of the mountain remained Mount McKinley .
When is the best time to see the northern lights ? Fairbanks’ Aurora Season is from August 21 to April 21 and the aurora will be visible in Fairbanks an average of four out of five nights when the sky is clear and dark enough.