Denali Backcountry Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDenali Backcountry Lodge Denali National Park and Preserve
A generally well organised and comfortable lodge in this wilderness location.
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Travel Blogs from Denali National Park and Preserve
(E) We took a shuttle to the nearby tourist center and then a bus ride to the compound where the sled dogs are kept. Before 1930, sled dogs were the primary means of transport and communication. When diphtheria broke out in a place nearly 700 miles from Anchorage, a relay of sled dogs and eleven 'mushers' (drivers) brought serum to the town in sub- …
... few moments later after travelling only about 100 metres along, we spotted a bear that was only 10 metres off the side of the road. Everyone was initially amazed by the sight of the bear so close, but we all forgot that we dropped off the bikers very close to where the bear was positioned. We then watched as the bikers walked towards where the bear was located (they did not see the bear because it was just around a little bend and fall in the road but they must have ...
... bus ground to an abrupt halt. Could I see it? Could I photograph it? The former turned out to be much more successful than the latter, even if at times it did mean lying across the seat, peering out from under someone else's armpit. The scenery was also stupendous. Tundra, first encountered in 'O' level geography, came alive for me in a new way, vast river deltas carved by glaciers opened out, ranges of snow-capped mountains appeared and then 'Holy Cow!' to quote our ...
... on it plus an older couple who obviously enjoy outdoor activities. Our guide was Cedar (who came from Wyoming with hippie parents called Forest & Sierra) and he was great. He allowed us to have a bit of a free rein. To start with we drove in a small minivan towards Wonder Lake & were so thrilled to be able to see Denali (Mt McKinley) with blue sky behind it & not a hint of cloud. Just stunning! Especially now that we have identified the ...
... that go to Denali National Park see Denali because it's only clear of clouds 1 out of 3 days. Those that see it are a part of the 30% club. The mountain is so huge it attracts it's own weather and is completely unpredictable (just absorb that info. I don't understand it - go ask a science teacher). Our first 2 days the mountain flirted and we would sometimes see the base. We stuck it out through the worst rain we had seen yet in hopes it would clear ...