The 5 Day Denali Experience
The Alaska Railroad Round Trip from Anchorage
The Exclusive North Face Lodge Denali National Park
Located 90 miles within Denali National Park in the shadow of Mt. McKinley. North Face Lodge is a unique wilderness retreat for those seeking an in depth experience in the sub-arctic.
Wednesday Arrive Anchorage
Overnight Lodging Included downtown Anchorage.
Thursday - Anchorage to Denali National Park
Day 1 - Alaska Railroad Glass Dome Car First Class Service
The Alaska Railroad's unique passenger car fleet raises the bar of luxury
for rail travel with their custom double-deck railcars.
Gold Star Service includes a
confirmed seat in the upper-level glass dome car. Complimentary coffee, soda, or tea served at your seat Priority seating in the lower-level dining room. Private outdoor viewing deck - the only one of its kind.
Overnight at the Grande Denali Lodge
Friday Bus ride into the Heart of Denali National Park
Day 2 12:30PM Bus departure from the Alaska Railroad train depot for a
six hour 95 mile adventure into the heart of Denali National Park. The
driver will pause for spectacular views and to observe wildlife. A leisurely
stop along the banks of the East Fork River will include a picnic-style
dinner, which will be your main evening meal. Upon arrival at Camp
Denali and North Face Lodge, your hosts will welcome you at a
reception featuring dessert, fresh fruit and
Saturday Day 3
& Sunday Day 4
Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, or fishing is available at the Lodge
North Face Lodge provides daily, guided nature outings and hikes. The staff
of knowledgeable naturalists assists guests in first hand exploration of
the Alaska landscape—searching for wolves, moose, bears and caribou,
as well as looking for nesting birds and wildflowers. Nightly programs focus
on some aspect of Denali’s natural and cultural history, including
birds, mammals, wildflowers, tundra ecology, geology, mountaineering,
land use and natural resource issues. In addition to guided activities,
mountain bikes, canoes and fishing
Monday - Alaska Railroad to Anchorage
Day 5 After breakfast your bus driver will have you back to the train depot
for departure arrival time in Anchorage is 8:00PM
Accommodations provided in Anchorage. Tour Concludes
A True Alaskan Experience of a Lifetime
Mt. McKinley from the Parks Highway from Anchorage
The North Face Lodge is located two miles from Wonder Lake and provides traditional accommodations in well-appointed rooms with private baths, down comforters and Alaskan artwork. Designed with the atmosphere of a comfortable north country guesthouse, the lodge features a spacious living room with stone fireplace, dining room, large patio and covered porch—all with incredible views
of Mt. McKinley.
tuated on a tundra meadow in the Moose Creek Valley, North Face Lodge boasts fine
views of the crest of Mount McKinley and seven other major peaks of the Alaska Range. 15 small, well-appointed guest rooms, each with private bath, connect to a covered
walkway that leads to the inn’s common areas. The dining room and comfortably furnished living room with native stone fireplace
situated to offer views of Mount McKinley and the Alaska Range through
sized windows. On warm, sunny afternoons, a spacious patio invites laxation in view of Denali’s
Meals are Fantastic and Included at the North Face Lodge
Nightly programs focus on some aspect of Denali’natural and cultural history, including birds, mammals, wildflowers, tundra ecology, geology, mountaineering, land use and natural resource issues.
North Face Lodge may not be for everyone, but if you desire an experience
away from the tempo of modern living and enjoy the camaraderie of kindred souls, you will not be disappointed.