A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
Anchorage: 55°/71°/Partly sunny
Fairbanks: 55°/86°/Intermittent clouds
The best way to see Denali National Park and Preserve is by driving or taking the train. The park is located off the George Parks Highway, 237 miles north of Anchorage and 125 miles south of Fairbanks. Drivers will enjoy the ride itself to the park, and there are many places to pull over and take in the scenery on clear days. Fairbanks and Anchorage have several private bus services available for those who don't want to do the driving. Rates vary from $70 from Fairbanks to $110 from Anchorage.
The Alaska Railroad also offers service straight into the park to its newly revamped depot. Railroad employees serve as interpretive guides too, along the way narrating points of interest including scenic views, historic locations and natural history. For details on ticketing prices and schedules, call 1-800-544-0552 or 265-2494 or visit the Alaska Railroad Web site.
Gray Line of Alaska railroad cars hitch a ride with the Alaska Railroad engines. The McKinley Explorer domed cars provide travel to Denali. For more information, call 1-800-544-2206 or visit the Gray Line of Alaska Web site.