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“Alaska at it best!”

Kantishna Wilderness Trails
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Owner description: Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic road in North America – Alaska's Denali Park Road. We escort you into the heart of Denali on a full-day, round-trip guided adventure through Denali Park and into the Kantishna Historical District.Visitors will be treated to a hot lunch and activities at the Roadhouse. See wildlife, Mt. McKinley and everything that makes Denali National Park a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We took the Kantishna Wilderness Trails bus deep into the park in comfort and saw lots of animals in the wild. Moose everywhere, a grizzly bear, a family of fox, Dahl sheep on the cliffs, herds of caribou and even a rare falcon. The trip included a nice lunch, gold panning and we opted to fly back which gave us an incredible view of the park and beautiful mountains from the air as well. Unforgettable !!!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Our bus driver/tour guide Melanie was excellent. The bus was comfortable if not luxurious and the snacks and lunch were good. Lots of photo opportunities of caribou, dall sheep, moose, bears, hawks, and an eagle as well as very good views of Mount Denali. We did the gold panning option at Kantishna...we didnt find any good but it was fun and we also got to see the dog sled team running round the complex. An excellent tour and I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We booked the tour over the internet before arriving however could have booked it at the resort as it was not fully booked. We were picked up from the resort at 6.10am and we were dropped off after the tour at 7.30pm so it is a long day. We were the first pick up then they collected people from other resorts before proceeding into the park. We saw our first moose hiding behind the sign welcoming us to the park! The bus was comfortable with hearing if required and reasonable size windows for wildlife spotting. Our guide was Melanie and she was excellent full of insightful information about what we would and were seeing as well as looking after us. There were comfort breaks every 1.5 Hours. Be aware there are a number of buses doing trips into the park so if need to use the toilet get in early. We saw multiple bears, caribou, dall sheep, moose plus smaller critters. The tour provided snacks and there was water available. We had lunch at the roadhouse at the end of the road, 90 miles away. Be aware the road is mostly unsealed although in good condition it is more bumpy than a sealed road, there are also some high passes and tight corners. If you get car sick you might need to take some tablets but really it’s not that bad. The roadhouse lunch was filling and we did the dog sled presentation after which was very interesting. Take insect repellant. When then travelled back seeing more wildlife. The weather was great so we had great views of the mountains. We had a great day and would recommend it.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This tour is the best way to see the park and wildlife. If you have more than 2 in your group, make sure you board the bus at the first stop or you may not be able to sit together. There are storage racks above the seating for backpacks and bags. Make sure you take binoculars and coats. Be prepared for mosquitoes at the roadhouse. There are adequate restroom stops and snacks are provided. We have been on this tour 4 times, and I recommend choosing the dog sled demonstration as your activity at the roadhouse. Emmit Peters, Jr. tells about his father’s Iditarod win in a humorous and entertaining manner. Well worth the price.

Thank Jeannie D
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We met our capable and knowledgeable driver Francie at 0610, early to get seats on drivers side.

Comfortable bus "Harry" we stopped for breaks about every 1.5 hours and a cookie.

Francie enthusiastic with 21 years experience. Animals on own schedule, we saw over 12 Grizzlies, 2 with Cubs by side of road. 10 to 12 Moose including one Crazy one making charging moments to bus, herds of Caribou and Dall Sheep.

Lunch at Kantishna Roadhouse very good. Highlight Sled Dogs by Emmitt. Long day but Worth it. Nice group on bus.

Thank RichDar
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