Camp Denali

Denali and Alaskan Wilderness, Alaska, United States of America

At a Glance

  • One of only two lodges located inside Denali National Park

  • Inclusive of daily guided hiking to suit your activity level

  • Enjoy evening programs where naturalist guides take you for leisurely strolls to enjoy the scenery and learn the trail-less terrain

  • Cosy cabins perched on the mountainside overlooking the scenery of Mount McKinley

  • Fully inclusive of meals, with wholesome food that's grown from the lodge or sourced from nearby organic farms 

  • A truly authentic experience away from everything, but expect very simple accommodations 

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Alaska is best visited throughout its summer months of May to September, with peak season running from June to August. This is when the temperatures are at their warmest and daylight hours are at their longest.

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Description

One of the only lodges to sit inside Denali National Park, Camp Denali is made up of quaint individual cabins dotted around the mountain side. Surrounded by the eleven peaks of the Alaska range, the scenery as you look out your window is unparalleled.

Founded in 1952 by three passionate explorers, Camp Denali remains rooted in history and tradition. Keeping the impact on the surrounding nature to a minimum, the Camp was created to host park visitors and give them a welcoming and comfortable place to stay after a day of exploring the Denali wilderness. Those with a true desire to immerse themselves in the wilderness without the comforts of a luxury high-end lodge will love feeling on top of the world overlooking the beautiful Alaska range. 

Owners of Camp Denali today live by the same commitments and endeavour to provide guests with an authentic experience in the heart of Alaska's most famed national park. Even getting to the camp is an experience itself. You will be picked up by the lodge's naturalist guide at the Denali park train depot and begin your 90-mile journey into the national park. Along the way, your guide will teach you all about the geology, ecology and history of the scenery you drive through and will also stop for any opportunities for wildlife observations or photography. A picnic dinner is served en route on the banks of the East Fork River before you continue the final leg of your journey to the lodge.

Upon arrival, you will be shown to your cabin. The individual cabins give guests the feeling of being the only ones amongst the wilderness as well as exceptional privacy in which they can savour the wonders of the park. They have been carefully and thoughtfully designed to ensure minimal impact on the landscape and allow guests to experience the 'Last Frontier'. When you aren't relaxing in your cosy cabin, you can be chatting to fellow visitors in the main lodge. Here, there is a spacious dining room where meals are served as well as a separate seating area with a fire, library and viewing area where guests can admire the scenery.

Surrounded by stunning nature trails and the staggering Alaska range, the main draw for a stay at Camp Denali is it's incredible remote location and access to daily guided hiking in search of wildflowers and wildlife. There are also evening programs, where guides share their in-depth knowledge of the park's rich natural and human history. Discussing the landscape, its history and its wildlife, you will be fascinated by these experts who return time and time again to work at the Camp each summer.

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Accommodation

Each one of the 18 cabins are hand-crafted out of logs and wood. They are well appointed and feature authentic Alaskan decor with patchwork quilts and landscape paintings. There is a wood stove to provide warmth on cooler nights and propane lamps to light the cabins. Cabins do not have bathrooms and guests will be expected to walk up a short path where there is a meticulously maintained outhouse with a sink basin and toilets. Drinking water is available at your cabin as there is a spigot just outside the door which may be heated on the cabin hot plate so you can enjoy a morning coffee or tea.

Facilities

Meals are served in the dining room, a spacious building with exception views out to the lake and mountain range.

Activities

Specializing in hiking adventures and wilderness education since 1952, the lodge provides extensive activities to help you learn about Denali's sub-arctic ecology, geology and history. Each day a guided group hike is offered and guests can chose from strenuous (4-6 miles up to 1800ft elevation), moderate (3-5 miles up to 800ft elevation) or foray (1-3 walks of a quarter to a half mile each) which are ideal for those who have limited mobility.

For the independent traveler, rent a bike and cycle along the Denali Park Road, go fishing for Grayling in Moose Creek or take a canoe and paddle in Wonder Lake.

Location & directions

Denali and Alaskan Wilderness, Alaska, United States of America

Camp Denali is located inside Denali National Park and boasts spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes.

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