Day 1 - 15 May 2019
Content: The Thunderbird Falls is situated near to the Old Glenn Highway. It is a 200-foot (60 m) waterfall barely 30 minutes away from Anchorage.
Content: The Eklutna Lake and Eklutna Village are one of the oldest settlement continuously inhabited Athabaskan Indian since 1650.
Day 1 - 15 May 2019
Content: We left Anchorage earlier so that we could reach Denali National Park on time. We got a lot of time to found buses for the next days.
Day 1 - 15 May 2019
Content: The Sled Dog Kennel is located 3 miles inside the park. Denali is the only US National Park with working sled dogs.
Content: We explored the area around Savage River. We went to two different locations: the Mountain Vista Rest Stop (Mile 13) and the Savage Rest Area (Mile 15). Then we hiked around the area.
Content: We rented two tents and sleeping gear at Denali Mountain Works. It was close to the Denali park entrance. We wanted to experience Denali at night. It was a perfect spot so that we could catch the early buses and maximise our time in the park.
Content: Our first day in Denali was exhausting. The lively dinner theatre on the grounds of the Denali Park Village is a great way to kick back that evening. It carries only two small risks: your teeth turning temporarily blue (from the delicious berry cobbler), and pictures of you singing popular songs getting put on your social media page.
Day 2 - 16 May 2019
Content: It was opened all day in the heart of the Denali Park Village to enjoy scrumptious morning breakfast buffets.
Content: We reached this centre by shuttle bus travelling to Eielson. It is located at mile 66. The entire area offers magnificent views of Denali.
Content: The Tundra Loop is around a third of a mile through the alpine country, very close to the visitor centre. A spur trail leads an additional quarter of a mile, one-way, off the Tundra Loop.
Content: The Thorofare Ridge Trail is a very steep hike of around 1,000 feet. The trail is a bit less than one mile one-way, up Thorofare Ridge. The views are particularly impressive on clear days!
Content: The Gorge Creek Trail descends 600 feet to the Gorge Creek and Thorofare River bars, with access to numerous dayhiking opportunities and backcountry camping units.
Content: The only pizza option at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge—and arguably the best pizza in the area—this log-cabin restaurant serves pizzas piled with toppings and a tangy marinara sauce on a crisp, medium-thick crust. It’s always made fresh and cooked in the specialty pizza oven, so you might have to wait a bit for your pie. But the deck and bar are great spots to pass the time; you’ll find 12 beers on tap, a big-screen television, and plenty of sun exposure. And the pub stays open until midnight and draws a fun crowd of locals, seasonal workers, and travelers.
Day 3 - 17 May 2019
Content: Just 20 minutes away from Denali National Park, the Denali Dome Home is your perfect year-round base for adventures in the park. The Owners Ann and Terry Miller have been running this B&B for 23 of the 30 years that they’ve lived in the area. Terry cooks up a full breakfast, with items like sausage, Canadian bacon, fresh-cut fruits, scratch-made biscuits and gravy, muffins, French toast, and eggs to order. At the same time, he entertains the guests with stories about hunting, hiking, and Alaskan winter living.
Content: Travelling 62 miles into Denali National Park to Stony Hill Overlook, the Tundra Wilderness Tour (TWT) offers a wonderful and diverse experience for park visitors. Incredible scenery, a narrated history of Park Road, and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants await you on this tour. Tundra Wilderness Tour allows plenty of opportunities to look for Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves and grizzly bears.
Content: After a blissful day, we unwind at The Lucky Miss Saloon. It is an authentic Alaska saloon set fireside in The Lodge offering inspired spirits and cozy casual eating.
Day 4 - 18 May 2019
Content: Before saying our goodbyes, we bought a little bit of the park home with us! The gift shop offers a great variety of authentic native Alaskan arts and crafts, souvenirs, and much more. It was a perfect end to the perfect beginning.