Off the Beaten Path

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Backpackers travel from around the world to explore the 6 million acres of Denali National Park. As a wilderness area with almost no trails, a backpacking trip here can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our backcountry rangers use this blog to share stories and details of the park's wild lands in spring, summer and fall. Whether you are planning a backpacking trip or living vicariously from far away, stay tuned for some of the stories and lessons you can learn in Denali.

Packrafting in Denali: Frigid and Far Away

August 01, 2017 Posted by: Chad Oelke

Packrafting is a fantastic way to explore the trail-less terrain of the Denali Wilderness. However, before you bomb the (very challenging) Eagle Gorge, or even take a Class II adventure down the Sanctuary River, the backcountry rangers at Denali have some tips we want you to keep in mind.


Last updated: May 15, 2017

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