Choose Your Pace: Hike & Explore Denali’s Backcountry Wilderness
Explore one of Alaska’s premier parks as you hike at your pace, learn with Denali Education Center staff and travel deep into the heart of Denali to stay at the iconic North Face Lodge.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22254RJ
10 days
Starts at
26 Meals
9 Breakfasts
8 Lunches
9 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Low Salt, Low Fat, Vegetarian
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Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019
  • Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019
  • Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019
2 nights
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4 nights
Denali Park
The Denali Education Center campus was built in 1990 along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park, on the banks of the Nenana River. This quiet wooded campus, consisting of 12 cabins and Riverside Hall, a combined dining and classroom facility, was the first in the U.S. built exclusively for Elderhostel programs. The cabins have been recently renovated and feature a shared enclosed porch (perfect for your wet gear and gathering with your cabin-mates) and two bedrooms. Each room has two double beds and private bath. Amenities include: linens, heat, electric outlets, soap, and views of wild surroundings. The absence of TV, radio, microwave, fridge, hairdryers, etc. encourages guests to unplug and get outside. Complementary Wi-Fi connection and good cell reception allows visitors to stay in touch with the world beyond Denali. All facilities are on the ground floor with four steps leading into each cabin. The longest walk from your cabin to Riverside Hall is about 200 yards on a gravel walkway, and the shortest is about 15 yards.
3 nights
Family owned and operated for more than 30 years, Camp Denali lies in the heart of Denali National Park, just twenty-nine air miles from Mt. McKinley. At their North Face Lodge fifteen small, well-appointed guestrooms, each with a private bat, connect to a covered walkway that leads to the inn's comfortably furnished living room and dining room. On cool mornings, a crackling fire in the stone fireplace complements fine Denali views from the living room's tall windows. On warm, sunny afternoons, a spacious patio invites relaxation in view of Denali's summit.
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