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Shuttle to, repeat TO, the park?

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Shuttle to, repeat TO, the park?

My mother lives in Fairbanks. The wife and I are planning on flying into Fairbanks and staying with her for a few days, then having her drive us to one of the local hotels, cabins, B&B's somewhere within 10 miles of DNP. She then goes back home. We will stay in/around Denali for a day or two then on to the railroad south to Anchorage and cruise.

How do we get from our cabin/hotel to the DNP and back?

Should I just contact each lodging spot and ask if they run a private shuttle to and from the park? Or is there a state-owned or private-owned bus running outside the park?

Thanks Much!

Go Cats

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1. Re: Shuttle to, repeat TO, the park?

You will most likely need to stay close to the park entrance in "Glitter Gulch." I don't know of any lodging options in say Healy or south of the park entrance near Carlo Creek that offer transportation to the park except the youth hostel, and even then it is quite limited.

No regular shuttle service so check with the lodging near the park entrance to verify if they have a shuttle, how often it runs and if it costs anything.

John

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2. Re: Shuttle to, repeat TO, the park?

Hi there! Most of the smaller cabins and B&B's don't have any kind of shuttle or transportation. That is why almost everyone coming in on the railroad stays near the entrance area. However, there are two transport services I know of - Caribou Cab and shuttle - 907-683-2851 and Denali Transportation and Tour - 907-683-4765. Hope this helps. :)

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3. Re: Shuttle to, repeat TO, the park?

Excellent information and, as always, TA is the place to be to get answers to questions.

Thanks Again!!

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4. Re: Shuttle to, repeat TO, the park?

We are travelling to Denali by train in June. My wife is unable to walk long distances so having read John's and coalminer's replies to the OP I believe that we should be staying in "Glitter Gulch". What are the options other than the Denali Park Resorts group and Princess Wilderness Lodge?

Is there a shuttle from the Glitter Gulch hotels to the Visitor Centre? Also from the railroad depot to the hotels?

Thanks in advance

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5. Re: Shuttle to, repeat TO, the park?

I believe some hotels offer a shuttle - you will have to call them. If they offer a shuttle to anywhere near the park entrance that will work - the train station is across from the visitor center and there is a bus between there and the Wilderness Access Center (a 1/2 mile or so walk).

www.denalichamber.com gives a comprehensive list of lodging. Not sure if there is one list of places just in that one area - maybe coalminer will know more.

The two options coalminer gave above are the other options for transport.

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