Your full day of wilderness adventure starts with a scenic drive from Talkeetna to Denali State Park. There, we hike from lush boreal forest steadily up to treeline and beyond for spectacular panoramic views, including THE best views of Denali from any trail (weather permitting). Along the way, your experienced naturalist guide will share stories and insights about the area and its wildlife. Then enjoy a hearty lunch at the historic McKinley View Lodge, followed by a rafting trip back to Talkeetna. Relax and ride the glacial waters of the free-flowing Chulitna River under the care of your expert river guide. Take in stunning landscapes and scenery as you watch for the area's abundant wildlife all the way back to Talkeetna.
This combination trip is the best way to discover and experience all the South Denali area has to offer in a single day.REGISTER
I enjoyed it immensely. First good hike I've had in Alaska and Joelle was an exemplary guide. Her sunny personality really brightened up our grey day.
These guides are great!! Thanks Carsen! ... The rafting trip is very low key and we saw 25 bald eagles along the way. The water is gorgeous and non threatening. Great trip! Dress warm!!
Our guide Toni was great! She carried everyone's lunches to the top, she told us all about the wildlife, plants and wild berries. Just an unbelievably beautiful hike with an outstanding guide! Would do the hike again in a heart beat!
...Beautiful clear skies and incredible views of Denali. Our South Denali tour guide Jake was incredibly knowledgeable and clearly loved his job. He seemed to have all the answers to our questions and was genuinely fun to be around. We were then taken to a small lodge/restaurant for lunch which was very good. Then we drove to our launch site on the Chulitna River and got in some rafts with a new set of dry rain pants. Jake effortlessly guided us down the river to Talkeetna. The day was incredible and I have no hesitation recommending this adventure. DO IT, it was great!!"