Park Road
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Scenic 90-mile roadway that winds through Alaska's Denali National Park.
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allbog
Canton, OH6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited Denali at the onset of fall. I highly recommend fall when the leaves are changing to yellow and red.

We did this drive several times over 3 days. If you want to see a moose, I suggest making this drive in the evening. They seemed to be more active at that time of day. We only saw moose and a porcupine. If you want to see bears, you’ll likely need to take the wilderness your beyond the 15 mile marker. Bears are in the area because we saw bear scat on the hiking trails, but we only saw them on the bus tour.

Even if you don’t see any wildlife, the views are spectacular, even if you aren’t part of the 30% fortunate enough to see Denali in the distance.
Written 3 September 2023
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,830 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
My husband and I got tickets for the 8 am East Fork transit bus. We bought them in advance and had no problems checking in. The bus left right at 8 am and did not wait for anyone who arrived late. The bus drives to around mile 43 where the road is washed out and turns around. You are able to get off the bus whenever you want and hop on another transit bus to pick you up. The bus drives on a paved road for the first 15 miles (cars are also able to do the first 15 miles) and then turns to gravel for the next 28 miles. The bus stops at restrooms. The driver does not have to talk, but ours did and even stopped for wildlife sightings. The entire ride is about 4.5 hours. The bus was uncomfortable. It had some scenic views. As for Denali, we did have glimpses of her. Based on research, better views come after the washed out road, which is unfortunate. We saw a few animals -- the easiest one to view without binoculars was a porcupine walking along the road.
Written 9 July 2023
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Mike S
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
Go early before the cruise busses and get all your tickets in advance. You'll only see top of mountain due to washout
Written 18 June 2023
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David K
Charleston, WV187 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
Scenic bus ride into Denali. At a certain point the road in the park is washed out. The forest fire smoke was pretty bad during our visit. The taiga was beautiful and the tundra is interesting. Some mountains and beautiful landscape was seen. I didn’t see much wildlife. We saw a movie at a visitor center that was interesting. The commentary of our bus driver was good. Sadly due to the smoke and how close we could get, Denali Mountain could not be seen. I probably wouldn’t go back unless the road was fixed.
Written 5 August 2022
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Nettie2010
Saint Charles, MO302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
We took the general admission (green) bus which was pretty interesting and informative and saw a moose right next to the road just a mile or two in. We enjoyed ourselves even though the weather was misty and overcast. Our favorite part was getting out at the end and walking 2+ miles to the rock slide, which is fascinating to see. Along the way, we saw a white, very woolly wolverine on the hillside above us! The only other place we might have considered walking is along sable pass where there are likely to be animal sightings but we didn’t do so because of the weather. If you do, be aware that you might have to wait up to an hour for another bus that has room for you to jump back on. Obviously this isn’t the experience we’d hoped for when starting to plan our trip 2 years ago but stuff happens in the national parks and you just have to roll with nature and enjoy it!
Written 5 August 2022
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Judy B
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Our "Tan Bus" tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Even with a rental car, your access and food options will be extremely limited.
Written 4 August 2022
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Ronald M
Kingwood, TX83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
We had a party of 7 consisting of a 10, 11, and 12 year old, 2 40somethings, and 2 70 year olds. We went on the narrated Tundra wilderness tour. Honestly, we love things like this, but this was boring. It might have been partly because of the smoke from wildfires made the views just okay, we saw a few caribou, a dall sheep that was far away. The driver spotted it, and put it up on the screens, which was cool. I understand that they cannot control the wildlife, but even I dozed off, which is not my style. Now I also have to add that we only went to mile 42 because of the washed out road, but if the rest of the road is as boring as the first 42 miles, they should probably just not repair the road.
Written 22 June 2022
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william E
Ocean View, DE50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
your eye balls will get tired trying to get it all in The road is the best condition wilderness road I have ever traveled. we saw creatures big and small
Written 24 May 2022
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Floyd G
Edina, MN105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It's a long way - 90 miles - form the Park Entrance to Kantishna Road House on a mostly one lane gravel highway. The drivers are experienced and it shows on some of the passes - no guardrails and it's a long way down. We were fortunate to leave hours before the road closed for the season due to a landslide.
Written 30 August 2021
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mnguru1
Edina, MN566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
One moose came running out of bush and went right behind our car. We got some cool pictures. We went around 9:30 pm and there was little traffic and the moose seemed to be active.
Written 22 August 2021
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