Hike in Denali State Park for the best views of Denali, North America’s highest peak

Just south of Denali National Park is a secret gem – a wonderland of spectacular sights, inviting trails, and pure Alaska nature. Come explore the South Denali area with us! Sharing this area on foot is our passion, and we always go the extra mile to provide guests with a safe, fun, and memorable experience. We are a respected local, family-run business with friendly naturalist-guides who will take you to Alaska’s most beautiful places. And we take care of the areas we visit with the goal of protecting the pristine wilderness we share. 

The South Denali area is our big, beautiful backyard. We offer trips in two locations: The greater Talkeetna area and Denali State Park. For our Talkeetna trips, we pick up anywhere in Talkeetna. For our Denali State Park trips, we pick up at the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge, meet us in Denali State Park, or schedule a custom private trip with pickup in Talkeetna.

Denali State Park

The national park’s little sister has stunning scenery, lush boreal forest, and abundant wildlife, but without the crowds and buses! Take our Denali Wilderness Hike onto Curry Ridge, which has the most jaw-dropping Denali views of any trail, or our mellow Byers Lake Nature Walk to immerse yourself in natural splendor. Meet us there for a scheduled trip, or book a private custom trip, which can include transportation from Talkeetna.

Denali State Park Backpacking Trips

Have the adventure of a lifetime on the ultimate Denali trip.

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Denali Wilderness Hike

A moderately strenuous 5-6 mile hike into the heart of Denali State Park’s spectacular wilderness.

Byers Lake Nature Walk

An easy 2-mile stroll along a pristine, crystal-clear mountain lake, home of loons, swans, salmon, and bears.


This charming frontier town is the gateway to the South Denali wilderness. Our Talkeetna Lakes Hike features crystal-clear lakes, lush boreal forest, and local naturalist guides. At 3 miles, it’s perfect for most people, is close to town, and includes transportation. Join our 6 p.m. hike or book a private custom trip and you pick the time. Or you can take a Talkeetna heli-hike in untracked wilderness. In winter, join us for a snowshoe hike.

Talkeetna Lakes Hike

Explore Talkeetna’s best trail on a 3-mile hike with a great naturalist guide. Local pickup.

Talkeetna Heli-Hiking

Private guided hike in alpine tundra customized to your interests and abilities.

Talkeetna Snowshoe Tour

Explore Alaska’s winter splendor with a great local guide.

Custom Trips

Make any trip a custom trip and you call the shots! You set the time and pace, and you get an awesome guide all to yourself. Pursue your passion on a hiking, birding, photography, or winter trip. Coming with a group? Just ask and we’ll put together a trip that’s just right for you.

About Us

Looking for a day trip with experienced and responsible Alaskan guides? That’s us! We don’t just call ourselves “ecotourism.” We walk the walk.

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