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Denali National Park Walking Tour

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    What to Expect

    Walking with an experienced local naturalist is really a great way to see the complicated connections of plants, animals, and people within the splendor of true wilderness in Alaska. The boreal forest in the lower elevations gives way to specialized sub arctic ecosystems like taiga and tundra. The permafrost areas and fantastic mountains are home to plants and animals highly adapted to the harsh elements. Your guide will stop frequently to explain this in depth.

    Trails are best described as moderate, with tree roots, hills, and mud in places. This is Alaska so bring your outdoor gear; sturdy walking shoes, water, jacket and rain gear, along with your camera and curiosity of this great land. Some of the basic equipment is available, including rain gear, water, overboots and trekking poles (upon request).

    This tour is not meant to be a workout, but it is three consecutive hours of walking on sometimes unimproved trails. Average pace is about one mile per hour with frequent stops. There is time for resting, drinking, conversing and even picking berries in season.

    Stop At:

    • Denali National Park, AK
    • Denali Backcountry Guides Day Tours, One Glacier Way, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you are staying in any hotel other that the Denali Princess wilderness lodge, please send a text to 830-266-9255, when you arrive, to help coordinate pickup time.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Expert naturalist guide
    • Some outdoor gear is available for use (e.g. rain gear, overboots, trekking poles, water)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
    • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
    • Not recommended for child aged 11 and under
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Trails are best described as moderate, with tree roots, hills, and mud in places. Bring your outdoor gear including sturdy walking shoes, water, jacket and rain gear. Some basic gear is available, including rain gear, overboots, trekking poles and water.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We had such a great time on our walking tour with Ibra. He knows so much about the area and all the plants and trees. The hike was not strenuous, at all. The paths were clear and easy to manage. He took us to some...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank DandJ90
    Reviewed 8 September 2019

    Dana was a wonderful tour guide and ensured that our tour was tailored to what we wanted to do along the way. She was very informative and went along at a good pace. I would recommend this tour as a way to venture into the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Samantha C
    Reviewed 30 August 2019

    We had the lovely Claire to guide us on our walk today. She picked the perfect walk for my friend and I with the triple lake walk. The scenery was spectacular and the walk was reasonably easy going. Claire is perfect as a tour guide...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank SueO651
    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The hike was not overly strenuous. He was very excited to show us every.single.berry. it got a bit old after the first 4 or 5. I would have enjoyed a more rounded experience. Maybe a bit about the wildlife...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank pagerf
    Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

    This was our second day back to the National Park; the day prior was all about animals. We had different levels of hiking skill within the group so I had chosen an easy tour. While the description says moderate I always regard the descriptions as...More

    Thank fmes
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