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Step into a natural Alaskan paradise and take a stroll along the boreal forests and beautiful lakes. Enjoy magnificent views of Byers Lake and surrounding mountains, learn about the area’s ecosystem and the complicated connections of plants, animals, and people within the splendor of true wilderness in Alaska. Hear from your knowledgeable guide about how people survived long winters in such a cold, yet beautiful setting!
Hiking level: Moderate. The trail is not flat. Some up and down is required for the entire length of the tour. Expect to walk 3-4 miles with up to 800’ elevation gain.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Denali, Alaska, please refer to Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
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The best thing about hiking in Denali is that there are incredible options for all skill levels. For beginner hikes, if you can walk for four to six hours with little elevation gain, you are good to go! Intermediate hikes will see a little more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to eight miles. Advanced hikes are full day treks with steep descents and challenging switchbacks. Keep in mind, the weather can suddenly change and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
If you’re traveling with a larger party, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 15, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Denali National Park, most people fly into Anchorage International Airport (ANC). From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to Denali Park that is 4 hours away or drive to Talkeetna, 2 hours north of Anchorage.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. You can make arrangements with your guide who can provide you with transportation from Denali Wilderness Princess Lodge. From there, you’ll head straight to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the hiking ability of the group.
Walking tours operate daily from 8:00am to 11:00am and from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm.
Interpretive hikes operate daily from 11:30am to 4:30pm.