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Denali Self-Guided Jeep Adventure

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    Stop At: Stampede Excursions, Mile 238.6 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755

    Avoid busses and crowds by taking the wheel of a Jeep Renegade to explore Denali on your terms! It’s part Jeep rental, part personal tour, and 100% fun! You choose your destination, stop when and where you want, and never feel rushed. The Denali region has one of the most majestic landscapes on Earth—Lush valleys carved during the last Ice Age, tremendous mountains that reach for the sky, glacier-fed whitewater rivers, and world-renown wildlife viewing, creating a synergy that captivates and astonishes around every twist of the road!

    More than just a car rental, this Jeep excursion gives you the ability to get off the beaten path in a rugged vehicle designed for weather-proof safety and comfort. Our late model GPS-equipped 4x4 Jeep Renegades have 4 doors and can seat up to 5 guests.

    You will receive a map and souvenir guide book which details the historic roadways, local attractions, and unique points of interest. There are several different routes we can suggest based on your personal interests, but you have the freedom to make your own as well! Our team of experts will share their local knowledge to make sure you make the most of your limited time in Denali!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Denali National Park, AK

    Instead of the big bus tours, explore the park your way! Take a selfie at the park sign, explore the Denali National Park Visitor Center, tour historic buildings, venture down hiking trails, and visit the park’s own sled dogs at the Denali kennels. Traversing the  the entire accessible road to the Savage River affords views of Denali (Mount McKinley) as well as frequent sightings of moose, caribou, bears, and a myriad of other critters. Expect a 40 mile round trip which allows extra time for exploring the park’s attractions.

    Pass By: Denali Highway, Between Cantwell and Paxson, AK

    Before the “new” highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks was finished in the 1970’s, the Denali Highway stretching from Paxson to Cantwell was the only way to reach Denali National Park by road. Still just a seldom-traveled gravel roadway today, it is renowned for picturesque alpine landscapes and untouched wilderness. This scenic byway was recently ranked #2 worldwide as the “Drive of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Besides the ability to view Denali (Mount McKinley) from numerous points, travelers will likely see wildlife along the route. Expect an 80 mile round trip.

    Pass By: Stampede Trail c/o Stampede Excursions, Healy, AK 99743, USA

    Driving north winds you through 10 miles of Nenana River Canyon and across the highway’s highest bridge, known as the Windy Bridge. Around the town of Healy, the region’s mining history emerges. To the east, you’ll see the Usibelli Coal Mine, the only active coal mine in Alaska. Just beyond is the Stampede Road, a historic mining trail, this is the setting for the true-life novel, “Into the Wild.” Round trip about 50 miles.
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    Departure Point
    Stampede Excursions, Denali National Park and Preserve, 238.6 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from select Denali area hotels, at the Denali National Park Bus Depot, and the Alaska Railroad Denali Depot.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Souvenir Guidebook
    • Denali National Park Entrance fees, optional
    • The listed price does not include a 10% Alaska Vehicle Rental Tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Drivers must be 25 years of age or older and posses valid drivers license
    • Proof of full coverage auto insurance required at check in
    • Credit Card in drivers name must be presented at check in
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Due to federal regulations by the National Park Service, vehicles on the Denali Park Road itinerary are only permitted to drive the first 15 miles of the National Park Road.
    • This tour is intended to allow guests to experience seldom-visited locations and backcountry byways, but traveling off established roadways is not permitted.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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 6 days ago

    Like a parallel universe to the Denali national park. Amazing scenery, glaciers, tundra desert, wildlife, mountains. Absolutely gorgeous. In my personal top three tours to do in the Denali area. I've spent three summers here, and this was by far one of the coolest things...More

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    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sudikrayon
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great way to see the area. Great opportunity to take a drive and see the sights for four hours. Heard the Park bus tours are good but sitting on a School Bus for 6, 9, or 12 hrs didn't seem appealing to us. The Jeep...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Preston B
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I was a little confused about this. I thought you could go places with this Jeep that you could not go in your own vehicle. We already had a rental so this was a waste of money for us but staff was very friendly. We...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kim W
    Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

    A group of 4 of us decided to do this excursion to see more of Alaska. We work up in Denali for the summer and on our days off we want to explore more. So we decided we wanted to see the whole Denali Highway....More

    Thank P2940YDchristopherc
    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Great opportunity to take a drive and see the sights for four hours. Unfortunately to really get into Denali you have to take a Bus Tour. Heard they are good but for us sitting on a School Bus for 6, 9, or 12 hrs didn't...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 1966LMrtd
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    4 September 2019|
    Response from P2940YDchristopherc | Reviewed this property |
    People can only drive 15 miles into the park with a personal vehicle. Anything after the 15 mile post needs to be a bus that works with Denali National Park.
    21 August 2019|
    Response from P2940YDchristopherc | Reviewed this property |
    Abhijeet A
    27 July 2019|
    Response from jheckley | Property representative |
    The Jeep is permitted to access the first 15 miles of the Denali National Park Road. We find a majority of guests enjoy exploring the Denali Highway. This is a gravel road ranked as the #2 Drive of a Lifetime by National... More
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    • Duration: 4h
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