Denali Backcountry Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- 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
Mary Jane expertly guided our school-bus chariot back out of the park the way we came (there is only one road, after all), past Polychrome glacier, through Toklat Pass and over the Teklanika River, and we had many more splendid wildlife sightings along the way. Every time I was worried the bus might tip over as all the passengers crammed to the side where the animals of interest were located, but somehow we managed to stay upright. Mary Jane ...
... group gathered around for a fire and fun conversation. The four of us roasted dogs and s'mores. We vowed to stay up until midnight and we made it. Still as bright as if it had been 7 pm. Mickey and Lucy could be outside here. Only negative...mosquitoes. Folks brought out nets over hats for protection. They swarm around me but luckily they don't like ...
... and glaciers. The Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Park, where rescued animals are rehabilitated and released. This is a privately funded conservation park. We saw bison, deer, musk ox, moose, brown and black bear, bald eagle, owl, lynx, elk and porcupine. Really enjoyable to get up and close to these huge beasts. Anchorage the city of lights and flowers an hour or so drive from Whittier, we pretty much hug the coastline all the way and had at least 10 sightings ...
... bellies. On the road again and eventually rolled into the town of Denali, then up, up, up the zig zag driveway to our lodge past all the funny road hazard signs (Mosquitoes carrying people, cars buckled by Moose etc). They sure picked a nice spot to put the lodge. It sits on a bluff overlooking the whole river valley of Denali with great views o the river and cloud wreathed mountains nearby. Had a bit of a rest in our room then jumped in the bus for our Alaskan ...
... a bear wasn't definitive.
We saw Dall sheep a couple of times but only off in the distance. Our best sighting was a female moose who decided to parallel the bus for awhile. Other than a number of ground squirrels, that's about all the creatures (that don't suck your blood) that we observed during the day.
So we left the park a little before 6:00pm and headed over to the 49th Brewing Co. for supper. This place wasn't here in ...