Special for 2020 summer only, visitors are able get behind the wheel and drive 66-miles of the Denali Park Road. Individual parties (you + your family and friends) can explore Denali National Park in the comfort of a new, Traverse Alaska Suburban. Leading your trip in a separate vehicle, is one of our driver guides.
For visitors interested in a 2-day Denali experience, we recommend booking our Denali Park Road + Hiking Combo. This trip offers the best of both worlds, the scenic Park Road experience and a full day of hiking catered to the interests and abilities of your group. Click the button below for additional details.
What to expect:
All our driver guides are professional CDL drivers and local Denali residents who have been maneuvering the Park Road for many years. In addition to focusing on park road safety, our guides will provide Denali National Park expertise and highlight wildlife habitat via two-way radios throughout the trip. Avoid the crowds and buses, and experience a private Denali Park Road adventure like no other.
Trips begin near the entrance area of the park and travel to Eielson Visitor Center (mile 66 on the Denali Park Road) and return via the same route. Guests end their day at our starting location. Trips depart daily, total trip length is 8-9 hours.
Guests are traveling with their party in a private, Traverse Alaska vehicle. Trip capacity is 2 vehicles. Maximum trip size is 1 driver vehicle + 2 individual party vehicles, for a total of 3 vehicles traveling the Park Road on any given trip.
Why book with Traverse Alaska:
- We provide expert Denali Park Road drivers
- Our driver guides have naturalist training and will offer a unique, guided experience
- Our fleet of new Suburbans are comfortable, safe vehicles to travel the historic, gravel road
- Support our local community – our staff all call Alaska home
Why is driving the Park Road so special?
Denali Park Road is a 92-mile gravel road (the first 15 miles are paved) extending from the Denali National Park’s eastern boundary and entrance to Kantishna, the end of the road. Traditionally access to private vehicles ends at mile 15 with transportation deeper into the park only available in a shuttle bus. The scenic Park Road has a reputation for gorgeous mountain landscapes and being one of the best places in the area to spot Alaska wildlife including the Denali big five: moose, caribou, grizzly bear, wolf and dall sheep.
Private, Full Day Trip (8-9 hours)
- We provide experienced Denali Park Road driver guides
- Our driver guides have naturalist training and will offer a unique, informative experience
- Our fleet of new Suburbans is sure to keep you safe and comfy along the bumpy ride
- Support the local community – our staff all call Alaska home
- $895 per vehicle (up to 8 people), max 2 vehicles per trip
- Cost per person breakdown:
- 1 person – $895/total
- 2 people – $448/each
- 3 people – $299/each
- 4 people – $224/each
- 5 people – $179/each
- 6 people – $150/each
- 7 people – $128/each
- 8 people – $112/each
This trip is subject to National Park Service rules and regulations for 2020 operations and may change accordingly.
Vehicle driver must be at least 25 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
Non-National Park Pass holders are required to pay an entrance fee of $15 per person. Entrance fee is not included in the cost of the trip. Pre-purchase your entrance fee online here or purchase at the Denali National Park Visitor Center prior to trip departure.