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Location: Anchorage

Day 1 - 15 May 2019

Thunderbird Falls

Anchorage, Thunderbird Falls
Anchorage, Thunderbird Falls
Anchorage, Thunderbird Falls

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.

Eklutna Lake

Anchorage, Eklutna Lake
Anchorage, Eklutna Lake
Anchorage, Eklutna Lake
Anchorage, Eklutna Lake

Content: The Eklutna Lake and Eklutna Village are one of the oldest settlement continuously inhabited Athabaskan Indian since 1650.

Location: Healy

Day 1 - 15 May 2019

Denali National Park

Healy, Denali National Park
Healy, Denali National Park
Healy, Denali National Park
Healy, Denali National Park

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.

Location: Denali National Park

Day 1 - 15 May 2019

Sled Dog Kennels

Denali National Park, Sled Dog Kennels
Denali National Park, Sled Dog Kennels
Denali National Park, Sled Dog Kennels
Denali National Park, Sled Dog Kennels

Content: The Sled Dog Kennel is located 3 miles inside the park. Denali is the only US National Park with working sled dogs.

Savage River

Denali National Park, Savage River
Denali National Park, Savage River
Denali National Park, Savage River

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.

Denali Mountain Works

Denali National Park, Denali Mountain Works

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.

Cabin Nite Dinner Theater

Denali National Park, Cabin Nite Dinner Theater

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.

Location: Denali National Park

Day 2 - 16 May 2019

Gold Rush Dining Room

Denali National Park, Gold Rush Dining Room
Denali National Park, Gold Rush Dining Room
Denali National Park, Gold Rush Dining Room

Content: It was opened all day in the heart of the Denali Park Village to enjoy scrumptious morning breakfast buffets.

Eielson Visitor Center

Denali National Park, Eielson Visitor Center
Denali National Park, Eielson Visitor Center
Denali National Park, Eielson Visitor Center
Denali National Park, Eielson Visitor Center
Denali National Park, Eielson Visitor Center
Denali National Park, Eielson Visitor Center

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.

Tundra Loop

Denali National Park, Tundra Loop
Denali National Park, Tundra Loop
Denali National Park, Tundra Loop
Denali National Park, Tundra Loop
Denali National Park, Tundra Loop
Denali National Park, Tundra Loop

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.

Thorofare Ridge Trail

Denali National Park,  Thorofare Ridge Trail
Denali National Park,  Thorofare Ridge Trail

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!

Gorge Creek Trail

Denali National Park,  Gorge Creek Trail
Denali National Park,  Gorge Creek Trail
Denali National Park,  Gorge Creek Trail
Denali National Park,  Gorge Creek Trail
Denali National Park,  Gorge Creek Trail
Denali National Park,  Gorge Creek Trail

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.

Lynx Creek Pizza & Pub

Denali National Park, Lynx Creek Pizza & Pub
Denali National Park, Lynx Creek Pizza & Pub

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.

Location: Denali National Park

Day 3 - 17 May 2019

Denali Dome Home Bed & Breakfast

Denali National Park, Denali Dome Home Bed & Breakfast

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.

Tundra Wilderness Tour

Denali National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour
Denali National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour
Denali National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour
Denali National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour
Denali National Park, Tundra Wilderness Tour

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.

t The Lucky Miss Saloon

Denali National Park, t The Lucky Miss Saloon
Denali National Park, t The Lucky Miss Saloon

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.

Location: Denali National Park

Day 4 - 18 May 2019

Anchorage

Denali National Park, Anchorage

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.