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Alaska / Camp Denali Wilderness Lodge
2018 Tour Dates: weekly departures June 4 to September 10

Alaska – Camp Denali Wilderness Lodge lies within a vast wilderness of snow-clad mountains, lake-studded tundra foothills and forested river valleys make up Denali National Park and Preserve. The parks’ centerpiece, Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley) stands 20,320 feet high and dominates the Alaska Range that stretches 150 miles across the horizon. Denali is surrounded by forest and tundra and is a wildlife sanctuary for caribou, grizzlies, moose, Dall sheep and wolves.

2018 Price: 7 nights (Beginning Mon or Fri)
$4375 /adult

2018 Price: 4 nights (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
$2500 /adult

2018 Price: 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun)
$1875 /adult

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Rates do not include tax.

Children under 12 receive a 25% discount.

Single Supplement: add $100/night (singles who are willing to share are charged the double occupancy rate above).

Price Includes:
  • 180-mile round-trip transportation from the Denali Park Rail Station
  • lodging, all meals
  • guided outings, natural and cultural history, interpretation
  • evening programs
  • use of recreational equipment like canoes, bikes, fishing equipment and outdoor gear
  • park entry fee
Price does not include:

Flights, borough tax of $17/person/night

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. Very few people get to explore such a breathtaking and wild area in such a fun and relaxed way. Alaska is magnificent, and you two guided us so easily and professionally into it, that the experience will be unforgettable.” ~ Jeff W.

Tour Difficulty

  • We rate this trip suitable for all.

Tour Highlights

  • snow-clad mountains
  • lake-studded tundra foothills
  • Wildlife viewing - caribou, grizzlies, moose, Dall sheep and wolves

7, 4, or 3 nights at the Camp Denali Wilderness Lodge

Located beneath the majestic mountaintop of Denali lies Camp Denali. The Camp was founded in 1951 and is Alaska’s original wilderness vacation lodge and nature center. The handcrafted individual log and frame guest cabins are privately situated along a ridge at the margins of forest and tundra. Each has an exceptional view of the grand mountain, sleeps 2-6 and is furnished with patchwork quilts, a small wood burning stove, wall mounted propane lights and a gas hot plate. The dining hall, lodge, natural history resource collection and a modern bath and shower facility are a three to seven-minute walk from your cabin. In addition each cabin has a meticulously kept handmade outhouse. Camp Denali sits right at the 2,400 foot tree line, providing access to native tundra and taiga habitats right from your door.

There is not a television or bar to be found or any other commercialized amusements. If you wish to live for a time in an extraordinary wilderness setting surrounded by the grandeur of a majestic mountain and abundant wildlife, you will not leave disappointed. This is a unique opportunity to explore Denali National Park’s serene, remote valleys and ridges.

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Common Questions About Camp Denali Wilderness Lodge

How long can I stay? You have your choice of staying 3 to 7 nights depending on how much time you have and what you want to do.

What is included? Each all-expense stay includes 180 mile round-trip transportation from the Denali Park Train Station, lodging, all meals, guided activities, natural history interpretation, use of recreational equipment and park entrance fees.

What is there to do at Camp Denali? Activities include wildlife observation, canoeing, fishing and biking around the two-mile long Wonder Lake and limitless destinations for hiking. Small group options are available, from low-key field trips to strenuous hikes. There is always time to just simply relax.

What makes Camp Denali so unique? Camp Denali is the only lodging in Denali National Park with awe-inspiring panorama of Mount McKinley and the Alaska Range. While the majority of park visitors never see "Denali," nine-tenths of Camp Denali and guests catch more than a glimpse of "The Great One." Living in its shadow makes all the difference!

What is the best time to visit? While mountain weather is always unpredictable, we feel that June through August is the best time to experience this part of Alaska. Summer's long days and warm temperatures melt the winter snow pack revealing a velvet carpet of tundra plants and flowers. Caribou nursery bands move to summer feeding ranges, blueberries grow rich and ripe, and Moose are often found feeding on aquatic vegetation in tundra ponds.

How is the food? In spite of Camp Denali's remote location, the food is not only tasty but nourishing, plentiful and creatively prepared. Entrees may include barbecued salmon, beef tenderloin, served with homemade breads, fresh vegetables and fruit. Special treats like strawberry rhubarb pie emerge daily from the bakery. Dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice.

How do I sign up? Call us for available dates and we'll do the rest! A deposit of $150/per person/per night is needed to confirm your reservation. The final payment will be due 60 days before your reservation. (800) 648-8488

Transportation

Transportation to The Camp Denali Wilderness Lodge

Transportation to Camp Denali is provided by bus, and they ask you to meet at the Denali National Park Depot at 12:30 pm for an orientation. Departure for Camp Denali is at 1:30 pm. On the last day of your tour you will be driven back to the Denali Park Train Station and arrive by 11:15 am.

By Train from Anchorage

The train departs at 8:15 am and arrives at 3:55 pm so you will have to overnight in one of the many hotels or lodges in the area. You can then easily make the 12:30 pm meeting for Camp Denali the next day. From Fairbanks, you depart at 8:15 am and arrive at Denali Park at 12:25 pm. You will arrive in time o make your Camp Denali connection on the same day. Reservations are necessary. Contact the Alaska Railroad: Tel 800-544-0552

By Motor Coach from Anchorage

The Park Connection offers a service that will allow you to depart Anchorage in time to make your Camp Denali connection on the same day. 800-266-8625

Lodging Suggestions in Anchorage

Contact your local travel agent or call Alaska Travel Industry Association (907-929-2200) for their lodging guide. A good website to check is: Anchorage Hotel

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About Camp Denali Wilderness Lodge

For over 60 years, our family-owned and operated Denali wilderness lodges have existed to share the beauty, adventure, and wonderment of this national park that we are privileged to call home. Our two distinct, full-service Alaska wilderness lodges specialize in active, learning vacations for travelers wishing to do more than scratch the surface on their visit to Denali National Park.

About The Camp Denali Wilderness

Denali National Park and Preserve is a national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska, centered on Denali (Mount McKinley), the highest mountain in North America. The park encompasses more than 6 million acres (24,500 km), of which 4,724,735.16 acres (19,120 km) are federally owned. The national preserve is 1,334,200 acres (5,430 km), of which 1,304,132 acres (5,278 km) are federally owned. On December 2, 1980, a 2,146,580 acre (8,687 km) Denali Wilderness was established within the park. Denali's landscape is a mix of forest at the lowest elevations, including deciduous taiga. The preserve is also home to tundra at middle elevations, and glaciers, rock, and snow at the highest elevations. The longest glacier is the Kahiltna Glacier. Today, 400,000 people visit the park annually. They view wildlife, climb mountains, and backpack. Wintertime activities includes dog-sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmachining. ~ Wikipedia

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