Hiking in Denali National Park

6 Days | Hike to icy mountain peaks in the Alaskan wilderness

4.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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GBP £1,859
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Fall in love with the untamed beauty of Alaska on this six-day walking and hiking trip that loops you inland from coastal Anchorage to the spectacular Denali National Park – home to the tallest mountain on the continent, Denali. Hike tundra trails that weave through wildflowers and maybe even spot some wildlife living among the landscape (is that a grizzly bear?). Walk across a massive glacier of ancient ice and choose your own hiking adventure with leader-led walks through the park. By the end of your trip, 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
Start
Anchorage , United States
Finish
Anchorage , United States
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 11
Trip code
SAXD
This trip generates 30 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 in the USA.
  • Walk atop the ice of the largest car-accessible glacier in Alaska – the Matanuska – on an educational tour led by a local Alaskan guide and glacier expert (with all technical gear provided).
  • Hike the North Face Hiking Trail in Girdwood and reach the mountaintop for epic views across the Chugach range and the surrounding glaciers.
  • Take in the sweeping view of Matanuska Valley as you ascend The Butte, surrounded by pine forests and snowcapped mountains. Then, enjoy a beer tasting and group dinner at a local brewery in Talkeetna.
  • Trek on customized trails that your leader chooses specifically for your group and look out for diverse wildlife including various birds, grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and sheep.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Grand Canyon Conservancy. Donations help them protect Grand Canyon National Park and support trail restoration, conservation of native plants and wildlife, and educational programs. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip, so a good level of fitness is desirable to enjoy all included hikes fully.
  • Be sure to bring appropriate gear for this trip, including good walking boots, rain gear, warm clothing and sun protection for glacier hikes, including sunglasses.

Itinerary

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

Inclusions

Meals

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Van

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Activities
  • Girdwood - Mt. Alyeska Hike & Aerial Tram
  • Matanuska - Guided glacier trek
  • Palmer - Bodenburg Butte Hike
  • Talkeetna - Denali Brewpub Pizza & Beer Dinner
  • Talkeetna - Leader-Led walk
  • Denali National Park - Leader-led hike
  • Denali - Triple Lakes hike
Add on activities
  • Talkeetna - Grand Denali Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD565
  • Talkeetna - Hiking - Free

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 9am 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. On the final day, this trip finishes at approximately 3pm on arrival in Anchorage.  If departing this day, please do not book any flights before 8pm. If you would like to spend more time in Anchorage, we can request additional accommodation for you post tour. Please speak to your booking agent.
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.

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Reviews

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

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

JUDY · Traveled August 2021
This tour exceeded my expectations in every way. Sign up!
Review submitted 02 Sep 2021
Hiking in Denali National Park
From
GBP £1,859