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An Alaskan Adventure in Denali and Kenai National Parks (#2228)

Date and Time

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Saturday, August 27, 2022

Location

Alaska,
Other U.S.,
AK

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Come join us as we explore two fantastic national parks! We'll have the privilege of staying 3 nights within Denali National Park at the Kantishna Roadhouse. This is an all-inclusive property where we'll enjoy our meals, naturalist guided hikes, beautiful scenery and delicious food. They'll even be the opportunity to go biking and fishing! Kantishna is the farthest point in Denali Park reachable by road, and it's the closest you can get to the base of Denali without hiking or flying in. Denali Park Road, which meanders 92 miles through Denali National Park, dead ends in Kantishna Valley, a remote location of the park with only a few lodges mixed in among tall trees and secluded wilderness. The cabins and lodges of Kantishna Roadhouse rest on the banks of Moose Creek, crystal-clear stream that gently flows through the valley. The remote location of Kantishna makes it a true escape for your vacation. Established in 1905, Kantishna served as a gold mining town before becoming part of Denali National Park. You can expect a true taste of Alaska during your stay in Kantishna, as it is truly the heart of Denali National Park. The modern Kantishna Roadhouse lodge is a contemporary facility with all the amenities you'll need for a comfortable escape in Alaska. The lodge is fitted with a modern kitchen and dining area, and your stay at Kantishna Roadhouse includes meals throughout your stay. The cabins at Kantishna Roadhouse are cozy & comfortable, providing a quiet and pleasant place to sleep after a day exploring Denali or relaxing around Kantishna. The Roadhouse is also the only lodging option in Kantishna with a full-service bar and saloon. The surrounding wilderness and all-inclusive accommodations make Kantishna Roadhouse a premier choice for lodging in Denali National Park. Our transport between the parks will be the renowned Alaska Railway through the stunning beauty of the mountains. Participants will have the option to upgrade (at an additional cost of $720) to the Goldstar dome car service if they so choose. Once we arrive in Stewart, Alaska we'll start our exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park by taking an all day cruise to see the fjords and glaciers up close. On the way the naturalist on board will help us spot some of the local wildlife in the area. To continue our enjoyment we'll be treated to a buffet of local delicacies before returning to the dock in Steward. A local naturalist will join us for the day as we hike along the spectacular Harding Icefield trail and also as we hike to Lost Lake north of Seward.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $5,760 member / $5,860 non-member

Related Link(s):

2228 Prospectus

Click map for driving directions
alaska

Activity

Hiking

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Hiking 4 Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Ginette has been a member of the AMC since 1988 and has led day and weekend trips in the White Mountains of NH, as well as various parts of Maine. She has hiked all of the NH 4000 footers. Her interests include hiking, photography, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, travel, information volunteer for AMC and introducing others to outdoor activities. She has led AT trips all over the world.

Leader



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Anna is a Boston Chapter INTRO (AMC) Leader. Anna has co-led AMC Adventure Travel trips to Yosemite National Park, Minnesota and the trek in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco and many other trips with Ginette.