- Last Updated: Sunday, 03 May 2015 00:30
Visit Denali National Park
Visit Denali STATE Park (a great but lesser known park!)
Hiking (in the Alaska Range, along the Denali, Parks, just about anywhere! See Trail Maps page)
Pick wild blueberries (please see cool pics tab)
Jet Boat Tours
Photograph Mt. McKinley (see our "Cool Pics" page - the location of most pics is given, so you can get your own!)
Drive the Denali Highway*
* The Denali Highway is one of the best of Alaska's wilderness highways. It is largely unpaved - but a generally VERY NICE gravel highway. The Denali, listed as #2 of the world's 10 top "driver's drives" by National Geographic (http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/drivers-drives-traveler/#page=1), runs 135 miles, from Cantwell to Paxson, through some of the world's most scenic country, very wild and remote. (Please see gravel road rental note below.)
The Dalton Highway: Far to the north, out of our immediate area, is the great Dalton highway, also beautiful and wild, which starts near Livengood, about 230 miles north of Cantwell, and runs 415 miles north, across the mighty Yukon River, the Arctic Circle, the fabled Brooks Range (the northern terminus of the Rocky Mountains), over the Antigun Pass, and across the North Slope to the town of Deadhorse on the Arctic Ocean (if you drive the Dalton, please see our LINKS page for a great and economical place to stay - the Boreal Lodge in the historic pioneer town of Wiseman).
Gravel road rental note: Please be advised that if you plan to rent a car, many car rentals (esp. many of the larger companies) will not permit their cars on gravel highways such as the Denali and Dalton. Therefore, when making a car rental reservation, we suggest you check with the car rental company regarding their gravel road policies. Please feel free to ask us for car rental suggestions for gravel road travel.
(Mt. McKinley as taken from the Parks Highway at the Jack River Bridge, about 1 mile south of the BluesBerry Inn)