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Windows into Wilderness Tour - Has Anyone Taken This Tour?

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Windows into Wilderness Tour - Has Anyone Taken This Tour?

I'm looking for feedback on the Windows into Wilderness Tour. How long is the tour? How does it compare to other tours? Did you enjoy? Any other thoughts or feedback? There really doesn't seem to be much information out there (or on Tripadvisor) about this tour.

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1. Re: Windows into Wilderness Tour - Has Anyone Taken This Tour?

I'm assuming you've seen this from the DNP website; however, I'm posting it for others since it is not often mentioned. For one thing, it only goes to mile 30 Teklanika so doesn't get out of the woods, so to speak.

$130 adults/$60 children

From DNP website:

WIndows Into Wilderness – 30 Miles One Way – 6 hours Round Trip ~ June 1 - August 31, 2013

Visitors travel 30 miles of park road, stopping at Mile 12 -- Mountain Vista Trailhead -- where they join a guided ¾-mile walk to learn about the sub-arctic ecosystem and the ways in which Athabascans, by following the wisdom of their ancestors, continue to live off the land despite its unforgiving environment. The cultural interpreter and your Driver/Naturalist are Certified Interpretive Guides and the science educators partner with NPS through the Murie Science and Learning Center. The WIndows Into Wilderness Tour includes a boxed snack and water. The tour departs from local hotels around 8:00 am; guests will be returned to hotel around 2:00 pm. The tour pick-up time varies from the scheduled departure time, please double check your departure time upon arrival in Denali.

Note: this tour involves standing and walking for up to 90 minutes on gravel-packed trail

Adult bus rates include the NPS entrance fee. All passholders prepaying the NPS Fee will be entitled to a refund. Along with confirmation and/or tickets, please present photo ID with pass to obtain NPS Entrance Fee Refund. Check at your hotel front desk or visit the Wilderness Access Center in Denali National Park. Child rates: 15 years and under.

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2. Re: Windows into Wilderness Tour - Has Anyone Taken This Tour?

YIKES $130pp to only get into the park as far as MM30? I would not bother with this and take the <$40 shuttle into the park to at least Eielson or even better to Wonder Lake.

Edited: 04 July 2013, 03:48
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