Hiking in Denali National Park

6 Days | From ice cleats to mountain peaks in the Alaskan wilderness

4.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
NZD $4,985
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Fall in love with the untamed beauty of Alaska on a 6-day walking tour that loops you inland from coastal Anchorage to the spectacular Denali National Park, where the tallest mountain on the continent reaches high into the sky. Hike tundra trails that weave through wildflowers and maybe even spot some wildlife living among the landscape. Walk across a massive glacier of ancient ice and choose your own hiking adventure with a self-guided day at the Savage Alpine Trail. By the end of your tour you’ll understand why, in the indigenous Aleut language, Alaska means “The Great Land.”

Trip overview

Map of Hiking In Denali National Park including United States Of America
Anchorage , United States
Anchorage , United States
Walking & Trekking
United States
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 11
Trip code
This trip generates 38.09 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the rugged beauty of Denali National Park, home to the tallest peak in North America and starring some of the most scenic photo ops you’ll find anywhere.
  • Walk atop the ice of the largest car-accessible glacier in Alaska, the Matanuska, on an educational tour led by a local glacier expert and with all technical gear provided.
  • Tackle an out-and-back scenic hike into the Alaskan wilderness along the Curry Ridge Trail and keep your eyes peeled for a diverse array of wildlife living among the tundra.
  • Spend a day exploring the wilds of Alaska at your own pace, with a self-guided hike along the well-marked Savage Alpine Trail.
  • Enjoy a free night in Anchorage, where you can discover cultural sites like the Alaska Native Heritage Center, dine on some of the best pizza in the USA (really!) or take a sunset stroll along the city’s coastal trail.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip. Please carefully read descriptions of all hikes. A good level of fitness is desirable to fully enjoy all included hikes.
  • Be sure to bring appropriate gear: good walking boots, rain gear, warm clothing and sun protection for glacier hikes, including sunglasses.
  • This trip starts on Day 1 at 10 am in Anchorage and travels to the Matanuska Glacier immediately after the welcome meeting. If you are at risk of being late, please consider arriving a day earlier and staying in Anchorage before the tour begins.
  • On Day 4 you will have an opportunity to embark on a popular Savage Alpine Trail hike. Please note it will be a self-guided trek and guide will not be trekking with you on this day.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

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Map of Hiking In Denali National Park including United States Of America



5 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Private vehicle


Hotel (5 nights)

  • Matanuska - Guided glacier trek
  • Talkeetna Mountains guided hike
  • Curry Ridge out-and-back scenic hike
  • Self-guided Savage Alpine Trail hike
  • Horseshoe Lake hike
  • Denali viewpoint
Add on activities
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  • Talkeetna - Summit Tour Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD580
  • Talkeetna - Summit Tour Scenic Flight - USD460
  • Talkeetna - Grand Denali Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD565
  • Talkeetna - Grand Denali Scenic Flight - USD405
  • Talkeetna - Mountain Voyager Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD465
  • Talkeetna - Mountain Voyager Scenic Flight - USD364

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 10am on Day 1. Please consider booking extra pre tour night in Anchorage to make sure you will be on time for the start of your adventure.
2. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. Many Alaska businesses are facing an unprecedented shortage of workers as customers return and the pandemic retreats. Hotels and restaurants are amongst the most affected. Please be aware this may result in a longer than usual hotel check-in procedures. If you face any issues with hotel or restaurant services while on the tour, please advise your Tour Leader immediately.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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NIK · Traveled July 2022
This trip was incredible. Our guide Mike was amazing, and very fun to hang around. Our group of 11 was awesome! Our hikes were not too challenging but definitely not a cake walk. Got to view the peak of Denali from Curry Ridge hike which was incredible in the month of July. Truly got a taste of the Alaskan wilderness and culture while being outdoors. Spending time outdoors with other likeminded travelers from all over made the trip fun and enjoyable! Looking forward to coming back to explore rest of Alaska one day with Intrepid.
Review submitted 17 Jul 2022

Barbara · Traveled September 2021
Great way to experience the wilds of Alaska up close! You experience the splendor and beauty of Alaska firsthand. Highly recommend to nature enthusiasts!
Review submitted 23 Sep 2021

Carl · Traveled September 2021
Enjoyed the hikes on the Walking Denali NP trip, from the Matanuska Glacier walk in Chugach SP, Bald Mountain Ridge trail at Hatcher Pass, Curry Ridge trail near Talkeetna, and Savage Alpine and Horseshoe Lake trails in Denali NP despite the road closure to Eielson. Learned a lot also about Alaska from our knowledgeable Intrepid leader. Recommend this trip for a nice introduction to the Alaskan outdoors!
Review submitted 24 Sep 2021

JUDY · Traveled August 2021
This tour exceeded my expectations in every way. Sign up!
Review submitted 02 Sep 2021

Mario A · Traveled August 2021
The trip was a blast. We really like the itinerary and enjoyed all the treks along nice hiking trails. Our guide John (aka Jay) did a great job. I like his practical approach and leadership. We really enjoyed his stories and explanations. He did his best to match the expectations of a good, diverse, and large group (12 people). This was our seventh Intrepid trip and first in the USA with 100 % American travelers. We also appreciate the way Intrepid put together this trip considering all COVID restrictions. Overall, it was a nice experience and a good value for the money. Please consider to schedule a comfort option for this itinerary.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2021
Hiking in Denali National Park
NZD $4,985