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Denali Backcountry Safari provided by Stampede Excursions

Denali Backcountry Safari
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About
Travel deep into the Alaskan wilderness on an off-road safari in Denali National Park. A 4x4 vehicle enables you to reach secluded locations deep inside the park. So get situated and let the bumpy adventure begin. Ride along the Stampede Trail where you may spot caribou, moose, foxes, and even bears. Stop for snacks and hot drinks at a scenic lookout over the park, before your return.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Observe Alaskan wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Learn about the local ecosystem and history
  • Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off (select locations)
  • Choose a morning or afternoon start time
What to expect
  • Embark on a bumpy ride in the Alaskan backcountry on this 3.5-hour 4-wheel safari truck adventure in Denali National Park. After hotel pickup, head to the park entrance to meet your driver-guide.   Your destination: the Stampede Trail. This forgotten road, not shown on most maps even today, was carved out of the wilderness by the miners of the Kantishna region who sought gold. This is the very same trail that Christopher McCandless, of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, took to enter the wilds of Alaska.   The Stampede Road begins paved but turns into a primitive, muddy trail after just a few miles. On a clear day, you might just see Denali (formerly Mt McKinley). With the help of your guide, keep watch for caribou, moose, bears, and foxes.   Stop along the way at points of interest and to explore the open tundra. Enjoy a hearty Alaskan snack before winding your way back to civilization with memorable stories and photos to share.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Observe Alaskan wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Learn about the local ecosystem and history
  • Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off (select locations)
  • Choose a morning or afternoon start time
What to expect
  • Embark on a bumpy ride in the Alaskan backcountry on this 3.5-hour 4-wheel safari truck adventure in Denali National Park. After hotel pickup, head to the park entrance to meet your driver-guide.   Your destination: the Stampede Trail. This forgotten road, not shown on most maps even today, was carved out of the wilderness by the miners of the Kantishna region who sought gold. This is the very same trail that Christopher McCandless, of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, took to enter the wilds of Alaska.   The Stampede Road begins paved but turns into a primitive, muddy trail after just a few miles. On a clear day, you might just see Denali (formerly Mt McKinley). With the help of your guide, keep watch for caribou, moose, bears, and foxes.   Stop along the way at points of interest and to explore the open tundra. Enjoy a hearty Alaskan snack before winding your way back to civilization with memorable stories and photos to share.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 43920P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Healy
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Soda/Pop
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Healy
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Soda/Pop
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.0
39 reviews
Excellent
22
Very good
7
Average
6
Poor
4
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Steven Clifford
4 contributions
Unforgettable, jaw-dropping backwoods adventure beyond words!
Jun 2019
The guide took us through the wilds just north of Denali Park, the mountains always in the background. Sun, rain, wet or dry, nothing stops the all-terrain vehicles they provide. The Guide entertained us with the history of the trail & region. You could almost see the pioneers camping in the next clearing. Surely, this was from the guide's grandpa told in person? Wildlife? It was mid-June of 2019, almost record heat. The smart animals stay hidden, but we were warned it wasn't the best day for sightings. The tour lived up to all the hype.
At the end, we got to walk across the permafrost, nothing like I've ever experienced. My son will be telling stories to his grandkids someday about his trek through the Alaskan wilds near Denali, the Big One! We had a blast!
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharon R
San Francisco29 contributions
Very informative fun trip
Sep 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed the tour of the back country. Make sure to dress appropriately as our day was very chilly and drizzly !
Nate and Steve were very friendly and informative
about the area and it’s history. Learned so much about Alaska !
Fun, bumpy ride through the back roads of Stampede Rd. in a Swedish military vehicle !
Great to have a cup of hot coffee and wonderful
Blueberry muffin at the conclusion of the trip !
Super friendly guys and worth the cost.
Written 20 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharon B
1 contribution
Denali Backcountry Safari
Sep 2019 • Friends
Disappointing
Just a bumpy ride on muddy road. No commentary on what to see, flora,, fauna, etc. Got stories about our guide’s trail clearing efforts and other people who got stuck in the mud. Also about stupid people who tried to see “the bus” from
INTO THE WILD ( which was NOWHERE near this road)

We did see a ptarmigan and several groups of hunters.

But NOT the back country adventure as advertised.
Written 17 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mike r
Marshall, TX26 contributions
Awesome
We took the 13 hour tour as far into Denali as possible (92 miles). It was amazing. Saw 13 grizzlies, moose, caribou, dall sheep and a huge black bear. The fall colors were amazingly beautiful. The driver stops for all wildlife sightings and at request for photo ops. Lunch in Kantishna was fair. In my opinion this is the best way to see Denali.
Written 4 September 2019
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scottbax
3 contributions
Fantastic experience
Aug 2019 • Solo
Travis and Stephen made this a really fun and exciting tour. We saw 5 moose in total on our excursion. Stephen provides great information on the area, and all it has to offer. I would recommend going as early as possible in the morning. Great staff and fun way to get the day started.
Written 21 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marin D
Oceanside, CA25 contributions
Informative ride, great staff
Jun 2019
If you are looking for history on the stampede trail and the Denali Park area then this is the trip for you. The guides all had a ton of knowledge about the area, as well as the famed "magic bus". Beautiful location at base camp with the fire pit.
Written 20 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jamie
7 contributions
Army truck fun – see the backcountry in style !!
Aug 2019
Totally worth the time to experience this tour. Both tour operators were professional, experienced, funny, and made the customer feel welcome and safe at all times. I’ve personally done tours with other operators within the Denali region, though found this tour to stand out from the others. For me riding in an old army vehicle along the Alaskan backcountry was a perfect way to see this wonderful part of the world. Fortunately on my tour in the afternoon I was able to see Denali Mountain in all its glory and the occasion animal. Coffee and snacks were provided at the end of the tour which was a nice touch. Booking this tour was extremely easy. Thankyou Stampede Excursions for an exciting experience, I will definitely be back.
Written 13 August 2019
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georgia
1 contribution
The guys tried hard to make this interesting
Jul 2019
I really liked the gentlemen who were trying to make this fun. But driving thru mud puddles was ok. We saw no wildlife and we did not go into the park. It was outside the park. They share alot of history of the area during the ride. The guys were entertaining - But over all it was disappointing.
Written 6 August 2019
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invertigo360
Chattanooga, TN1 contribution
Entertaining and Informative!
Aug 2019 • Family
This was a fun adventure! The vehicle was cool, the environment was beautiful, and Stephen was funny. We would do it again.
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Opallap
1 contribution
Alaska. The final frontier
Jul 2019 • Couples
You’ll voyage in a cool military vehicle with a name you probably can’t pronounce down a trail made famous by tragedy. We didn’t see any wildlife, and
the guides explained to us that National Geographic has done this breathtaking part of Alaska a disservice by making it seem like wildlife exists around every
corner when it really doesn’t. In fact we learned that only those long tours into the National Park on a bus (which this company offered to sell us) usually see
animals. Still - the views and the history were amazing. It’s quiet out there in a place so far removed from civilization my family and I could barely comprehend it.

The ride is fun too! Stephen provided a great amount of knowledge of the area. On the way back Travis told us stories of the long dark of winter in this part of the world. The company, Stampede Excursions, is locally owned - a great thing to support in a place slowly being eaten away at by large corporations. They also serve as a great “one stop shop” as after this tour they were able to provide information and reservations for a wide variety of other tours.
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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