If you’re visiting Denali independently, or just want to break away from your cruise group, here’s how to do it.
It can be tough to connect with locals here, but there are ways to meet Alaskans in the National Park if you try
Alaska’s 10 best hikes that take you into the wilderness without being too remote
Close-up views of the rock faces, glaciers, and peaks you'll see
Car: 8 -9 hours
Train: Requires a one-night layover in Anchorage
Car: 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Train: 4 hours
Car: 5 hours
Train: 8 hours
2 nights if staying at Park Entrance; 2-4 nights if staying in Kantishna
If you had to choose...
Key advice for camping in Denali National Park
Going on an extended hike in Denali’s backcountry? Here’s what you should know
Soar above 20,000 feet or opt to land on a glacier
If you're short on time, Talkeetna is a great alternative
Each experience is different. Which is right for you?
Don’t be discouraged if you miss Denali. There are many places to see the real Alaska