Backpacking Trips

Do you want the ultimate Denali wilderness experience? Join us for a 4-day or 7-day backpacking trip on Kesugi Ridge in Denali State Park. More than a guided hike, this is a chance to experience the wonders of Denali with the people who know it best. Find out why Alaskans consider this one of the best hikes in the state! No previous experience is necessary, but you should be in good shape, ready for adventure, and able to carry a 35-pound pack up moderate hills.

  • Fantastic naturalist guides
  • Unparalleled views of Denali, the continent's highest peak
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Small groups
  • Educational, sustainable, and responsible. We're Adventure Green Alaska certified!
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4-day Denali Alpine Trek

Our trip begins along Little Coal Creek in the birch and spruce woodlands of the Chulitna Valley's lush boreal forest. As you make the long, steady ascent to treeline, you are rewarded with increasingly spectacular views of the Alaska Range's icy giants. We'll take our time reaching our first alpine camp as civilization recedes into the distance. The trail leads us 18 miles along the ridge and down to Ermine Hill Trailhead. We carry our backpacks several trail miles each day, then drop the packs for side trips to explore alpine lakes and granite hoodoos, pick wild blueberries, photograph Denali, see your guide's favorite secret spots, and make your own discoveries. This allows you to find your right balance of challenge, rest, and free time. Your guide will keep you safe and comfortable, serve you wonderful meals, and help you to understand and appreciate the landscape and wildlife around you.

CUSTOM TRIPS ONLY
Price: $1295 per person, two person minimum.
Custom dates: June 15th – September 10th
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Trip Details

  • Backpacking Trips Include:

  • Lunch and dinner on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the last day, and all meals in between.
  • Tents, cooking gear, trekking poles
  • Safety, first aid, and communications
  • Help in preparation, including a gear list and travel advice.

  • Backpacking Trips DO NOT Include:

  • Personal gear: Clothing, sleeping bag and pads, backpack. Some backpacks are available for rent.
  • Trip begins in Denali State Park or Talkeetna. Get there in your own car or on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage or Fairbanks.
  • Van pickup in Anchorage is available at extra cost.
  • Guide gratuities
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