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Denali National Park: Wilderness ATV Adventure

1. Denali National Park: Wilderness ATV Adventure

Set off on a fun-filled adventure in Alaska. Whether a novice or expert ATVer, this tour sets you up for a memorable experience in the Alaskan wilderness on your own automatic single ATV or multi-passenger side-by-side ATV. Riding along trails surrounded by Denali National Park, at speeds up to 30 mph, your adventure includes breathtaking 360° overlook stops with views of the Alaska Range, Otto Lake, and the Healy Valley. Navigate through rocky creek beds and even spend time splashing through the water (weather dependent). Knowledgeable guides will lead you through the rugged terrain and provide opportunities for photography. Wildlife is abundant — watch out for moose on the trail. The total tour route covers about 10 miles with 1.5 hours on the trails. Tour length is about 2.5 hours from pickup to drop-off.

Denali: 5-Hour Guided Wilderness Hiking Tour

2. Denali: 5-Hour Guided Wilderness Hiking Tour

Explore Alaska's spectacular wilderness on an exhilarating trek with an experienced naturalist guide. Hike 5 to 7 miles and climb 1,500 feet. Enjoy amazing views and learn about the area's natural spaces. Embark on a hike in the Denali wilderness accompanied by a licensed guide. Challenge your body with substantial elevation gain, and reward yourself with amazing views as you rise above the tree line. Enjoy entertaining narration from your expert guide as you hike along and explore the glacier topology in-depth while learning about the area's geography and history. Experience the hiking trails, wildlife, and magnificent views of nearby Denali. Climb from lush forest to alpine tundra and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Alaska Range peaks and glaciers.

Denali: Highway Jeep Excursion

3. Denali: Highway Jeep Excursion

Begin a guided and narrated 100-mile round trip Jeep excursion along a gravel road flanked by snow-capped mountains, icy glaciers, and panoramic vistas. The Denali Highway, once the gateway to Denali National Park is an exhilarating drive and wildlife viewing opportunity. Climb aboard a new, 4-door Jeep that hugs the dirt road, while comfortably seating 4 adults who can trade off driving. Each Jeep has a CB radio for communicating with the guide so stops can be made whenever desired. As driving the Denali Highway is prohibited by most rental vehicle companies, this exclusive excursion provides access to more of Alaska's spectacular scenery and wildlife and is a great alternative to crowded bus trips. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours.

Denali: Denali National Park Walking Tour

4. Denali: Denali National Park Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour guided walk. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and grandeur of Alaska's incredible landscape. Meet your guide at your hotel. Hop in the van for a short drive and get to know your small group of a maximum of 7 travelers. Get ready for your guided walk on one of the many beautiful trails on the north side of the Alaska range. Learn about the animals, people, and plants of Denali from your expert, local guide. Marvel at the outstanding natural landscape as you traverse the trail. Enjoy stopping for some rest and conversation along the way, and even pick some berries in season. Bring your camera and curiosity about this incredible landscape. After completing the trail, relax in the van as you're driven back to your Denali accommodation.

Alaska: Denali National Park Class I-II Rafting Tour

5. Alaska: Denali National Park Class I-II Rafting Tour

Embark on an action-packed rafting experience near Alaska's Denali National Park. Look out for wildlife as you raft 11 miles down the Nenana River with assistance from your instructor. Suit up with the provided dry suits and boots and choose between an oar raft or paddle raft. With an oar raft, simply hold on tight as your guide rows for you. If you choose a paddle raft, take a paddle and follow your guide's instructions to move your raft downriver. Feel secure as you navigate the rapids with your experienced guide and admire the scenic views along the Nenana River. Keep an eye out for native wildlife, including moose, sheep, caribou, and bears.

Denali Alaska: Wilderness Rafting Class II-III Trip

6. Denali Alaska: Wilderness Rafting Class II-III Trip

Hop aboard a whitewater raft and experience the unforgettable environment of the Denali National Park. Enjoy an 11-mile journey on the water including occasional rapids as you take in views of Mount Fellows and the Nenana Canyon. Benefit from pickup from your accommodation and transportation to the starting point. Make use of gear such as dry suits and river shoes as you get set for your experience. Then, get ready to experience Denali from the water on your raft. Take in the views as you glide down the Nenana River through unspoiled nature. Enjoy a family-friendly journey with small sections of rapids as you raft in the shadow of the mountains. Have peace of mind knowing that your dry suit and river shoes will keep you warm. At the end of your trip, head back to the starting point to get changed, before enjoying transportation back to your accommodation.

Denali Park Zipline Adventure

7. Denali Park Zipline Adventure

Your adventure begins with a three-mile rail ride through the scenic Alaskan wilderness. After gearing up, your certified guide will lead you along six sky bridges and seven thrilling zip lines, which includes the dual racer finale. The built-in hands-free braking system allows you to relax and enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. Challenge yourself by traversing to the top of the boreal forest on the uniquely designed ascending bridge tower. Soar through the trees and over the tundra on over half a mile of ziplines. End this once-in-a-lifetime experience by racing to the finish zipping alongside your friends and family.

Healy: Denali National Park Class IV Whitewater Rafting Tour

8. Healy: Denali National Park Class IV Whitewater Rafting Tour

Splash and paddle your way through the scenic wilderness of Denali National Park on this Alaskan whitewater rafting tour. Choose an oar raft or paddle raft depending on how you want to hit the waves and enjoy an optional shuttle service directly from your hotel. Start with pickup or meeting your guide at the meeting point, then prepare to get wet and enjoy every minute of it as you head for Healy, 11 miles downriver. Set near Denali Park, experience some of the best waves and scenery Alaska has to offer. Perfect for first-timers, an oar raft, is rowed by the guide while rafters sit, hold on, and enjoy the view to the fullest. In a paddle raft, you’ll join in on the action as an active participant by paddling downriver. Your guide will be beside you, providing instructions on how and when to paddle. Before getting in the water, gear up in included Gore-Tex dry suits, neoprene boots, and life jackets. Then, the adventure officially starts. Hang on through thrilling rapids such as “Razorback, “Coffee Grinder,” and “Ice Worm.” After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel or the meeting point, depending on the option you book.

Healy: Denali National Park Self-Guided Jeep Adventure

9. Healy: Denali National Park Self-Guided Jeep Adventure

Take the wheel of your Jeep Renegade for the day and explore Denali your own way! After checking in and receiving your Jeep, set off on your own journey of discovery around the Denali National Park. The region has one of the most majestic landscapes on Earth; explore lush valleys carved during the last Ice Age, tremendous mountains that reach for the sky, and glacier-fed white water rivers. There's a new breathtaking view to astonish you around every twist of the road! More than just a car rental, this Jeep excursion gives you the ability to get off the beaten path in a rugged vehicle designed for comfort and to tackle every weather condition. With 4 doors and seating for up to 5 guests, comfort and luxury meet adventure.  Courtesy transportation is provided from most hotels in the Denali region. You will receive a map and souvenir guide book which details the historic roadways, local attractions, and unique points of interest. There are several different routes to explore based on your personal interests, but you have the freedom to make your own as well! This adventure will ensure you make the most of your limited time in Denali!

Healy: Denali Aurora Quest

10. Healy: Denali Aurora Quest

Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a 3-hour guided tour in the Denali area. The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are one of the world's most spectacular natural phenomenons, and Alaska is one of the best places in the world for viewing. Get picked up from your Healy area accommodation in a 15-passenger, climate-controlled van. Journey away from the lights of town in search for the Northern Lights. The area around Denali makes an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Aurora Borealis. Your Alaskan guide will provide commentary and conversation on the area's unique history, formidable climate, dynamic geography, separate scientific facts and fictional myth as you travel to various spots to get the best view.  At each predetermined viewing area, take an opportunity to step outside and stretch your legs, sip a warm complimentary drink, and learn how the Lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere. This bucket list experience will provide multiple photo opportunities with your local guide providing pointers to really capture the moment. The Northern Lights are visible only during the winter months (September to April) and sightings are not guaranteed.

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What people are saying about Healy

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4.5
(144 reviews)

Our guide, Andy, customized our hike to our capabilities and goals; he gave us an amazing day where we learned lots and had great time in the woods! Highly recommend him- and the company!

Had a great time. Stephen and Danny were informative, helpful and created a fun environment. If you go on this adventure request Danny and Stephen.

Our guide Jason was great! He led us through the rapids confidently with the right amount of adventure and risk! He also told some great stories

Tour guide was great. Views were stunning. Well worth your time. Highly recommend

The guide was very knowledgeable which made the hike enriching.