Healy: Denali Backcountry Safari

3.5 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Stampede Excursions

Healy: Denali Backcountry Safari

Activity provider: Stampede Excursions
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 129 per person

Adventurers will board a rugged 6-wheel drive safari vehicle on a spectacular off-road journey into Denali’s backcountry. Follow a primitive trail with plenty of bumps, mud, and off-road 6x6 adventure, as well as the chance to see superb wildlife.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please call to confirm pick-up time and location. You can also come to the local tour operator's office at Mile 238.6 Parks Highway. There is ample parking behind the building in the large dirt parking lot. The office is located under the Tesoro Gas Station sign and across from the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. The meeting time is prior to tour departure time. Pick-ups from: Carlo Creek Lodge Denali Park Village Denali Grizzly Bear Resort Denali National Park Wilderness Access Center Denali Bluffs Hotel Cabins at Denali Grande Denali Lodge Crow's Nest Cabins McKinley Chalet Resort Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Denali Rainbow Village RV Park and Motel Denali RV Park and Motel Denali Park Hotel Denali Lake View Inn Nord Haven Motel White Moose Lodge Denali Touch of Wilderness B&B Denali Faith Hill Lodge EarthSong Lodge Aspen Haus Bed and Breakfast Totem Inn Miners Market Gas Station Denali Dome Home Bed and Breakfast


  • Be prepared for wildlife sightings such as moose, caribou, bears, foxes and a multitude of smaller critters
  • View and explore the open tundra
  • Enjoy a hearty Alaskan snack before heading back to civilization
  • See Denali if it's a clear day (formerly Mount McKinley)
Full description
You and a small group of fellow adventurers will ride aboard a rugged 6-wheel drive army truck on a spectacular off-road journey into Denali’s backcountry. Your adventure begins near the entrance to Denali National Park, where you meet your driver-guide and head deep into the Alaskan bush. Your destination is the Stampede Trail. Not shown on most maps, this forgotten road was carved out of the wilderness by the early miners of the Kantishna region, seeking gold and antimony. The Stampede Trail gained notoriety in 1996 from the best-selling novel “Into The Wild” by Jon Krakauer, and subsequently, from the critically acclaimed motion picture directed by Sean Penn. This is the very same trail that Christopher McCandless, subject of the book and movie, took to enter the wilds of Alaska. The first few miles of the Stampede Road are paved, but beyond this point, your guide will take you along a very primitive trail with plenty of bumps, mud, and off-road 6x6 adventure. Your guide will explain the area’s rich history, point out interesting sights along the way, and allow ample time to view and explore the open tundra. On a clear day, you may have the opportunity to see Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) from a viewpoint along the trail. Also, be prepared for possible wildlife sightings - this is prime habitat for moose, caribou, bears, foxes as well as a multitude of smaller critters. You’ll enjoy a hearty Alaskan snack before winding your way back to civilization with exciting stories and photos to share.
  • Transportation between select Denali area hotels
  • Hearty Alaskan snack
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Tour operates regardless of weather conditions - please dress accordingly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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It would be vastly improved if you would speak knowledgeably about the biology and ecology of the tundra . The migration, the mountains and the streams

August 9, 2019

interest-free activity - zero - waste of time and money

activity without any interest. a vehicle is traveling in a forest species where nothing can be seen. there are as many chances to see animals there as to see giraffes in Alaska. otherwise the drinks; yes it's a water bottle at the end. report quality / price execrable it is surprising that getyourguide offers this kind of activity.

September 18, 2018

Friendly people and good experience overall

I would suggest, after a cold ride, serving hot tea or hot chocolate. Not everyone cares for coffee.

September 15, 2018

Product ID: 74334