In the summer, is it viable to do a driving day trip from Anchorage to Denali National Park? I realise it's up to 5 hours each way, but considering the spectacular scenery and the opportunities to stop etc can it be done without too much driving fatigue (FYI I do day trips to Sydney just to go shopping from my home town which is 4 hours each way and is quite possibly the most boring drive in the world)? And in late June there should be plenty of daylight...
The reason I ask such an absurd question is that it's difficult to find accommodation in Denali and even if you were able to lock something in, if the weather is bad that day then you miss the opportunity to see Mt McKinley. It would be better to hang around Anchorage doing other things for a few days and then with a clear forecast head to Denali.
Also I'm not really interested in seeing wildlife... to me it's all about the scenery and hiking opportunities on preferably well marked trails. So I was just going to head to the Savage River area and do some of the trails around there for a few hours. Perhaps have dinner and then slowly make my way back.
Can it be done?
Thanks!Edited: 11 October 2013, 01:55