Guided Activities in Denali

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Four people atop a rock-strewn mountain on a sunny day
Off-trail hiking is just one of many kinds of guided activity in Denali

Courtesy Alaska Geographic

In Denali National Park and Preserve, as in all national parks, commercial business activities are limited and require specific authorization and approval from the National Park Service before any guided activity or business can occur.

You will find that some businesses can conduct activities in only specific areas of Denali. When looking for a guide, you can filter based on the type of activity and will see contact info for businesses that can provide that service. You should then contact them to discover where in Denali they can take you!

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Tour & Transit Buses in Denali: Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture (JV)

This company holds a concession contract to perform multiple visitor services within Denali. JV is authorized by the National Park Service to provide transportation services, including park transit, tour, camper and free buses. The only other buses traveling into Denali beyond the visitor center belong to various Kantishna-based lodges.

Learn more about JV-provided bus services in Denali

Additional facilities operated by JV include:

  • Morino Grill - to-go items and coffee cart available all day, and serving lunch and dinner.
  • Denali Bus Depot ("Wilderness Access Center"): hub for transit buses; source of bus and campground reservations; gift shop and coffee cart available all day
  • Riley Creek Mercantile - camper convenience store, including coffee and deli sandwiches
  • Riley Creek Campground facilities and amenities - laundry and shower house, RV dump station, campground hosts and management
  • Savage River Campground hosts and management
  • Reservations for campgrounds and buses


Educational Programs

The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) focuses its mission on providing research, discovery, and learning opportunities within arctic and subarctic national parks to promote appreciation and caring for our natural and cultural heritage. Through the MSLC, the National Park Service partners with professional education groups to offer a wide diversity of education programs aimed at youth, lifetime learners, and custom education groups. If you wish to bring a science or education group to Denali, you may want to explore these free and fee-based programs.


Last updated: May 17, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park , AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am—4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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