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Denali Backcountry Safari

Highlights
  • 3.5-hour off-road 4-wheel safari adventure in Denali National Park
  • Discover the Stampede Trail deep in the Alaskan wilderness
  • Watch for wildlife sightings, such as moose, caribou, bears, and foxes
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Denali Backcountry Safari
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Overview
Experience your own ‘Into the Wild’ journey on this 4-wheel off-road adventure in Denali National Park. Aboard your safari transport, head deep into the Alaskan bush to the Stampede Trail, a forgotten trail in the wilderness that Christopher McCandless took to explore the backcountry. Learn about the area’s geology and wildlife, and stop along the way to explore the open tundra. Hotel transport from select locations is included on this 3.5-hour tour.
What to Expect
Embark on a bumpy ride in the Alaskan backcountry on this 3.5-hour 4-wheel safari truck adventure in Denali National Park. After hotel pickup, head to the park entrance to meet your driver-guide.
 
Your destination: the Stampede Trail. This forgotten road, not shown on most maps even today, was carved out of the wilderness by the miners of the Kantishna region who sought gold. This is the very same trail that Christopher McCandless, of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, took to enter the wilds of Alaska.
 
The Stampede Road begins paved but turns into a primitive, muddy trail after just a few miles. On a clear day, you might just see Denali (formerly Mt McKinley). With the help of your guide, keep watch for caribou, moose, bears, and foxes.
 
Stop along the way at points of interest and to explore the open tundra. Enjoy a hearty Alaskan snack before winding your way back to civilization with memorable stories and photos to share.
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile
Great excursion from a top rate company

We got lucky with a nice clear day the morning of our excursion. We were picked up by a great driver at our hotel. We drove for about 30 minutes with interesting conversation about our the area but we got to base camp. Here we...More

Thank dmeli1977
TravisCJones, Guest Relations Manager at Stampede Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Greetings! Moose are one of the among the top creatures on every visitors "must see" list in Alaska and we are glad you saw one on your tour! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review.

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
Army Truck Adventure

This tour was a lot of fun and different from most tours I have taken before. I have done a few family cruises and everywhere we go there are ATV tours but finding a European Military truck tour was AWESOME! Fun to get in the...More

Thank Safari801236
TravisCJones, Guest Relations Manager at Stampede Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Greetings! I will pass your kind words on to Jordan. As you commented, we pride ourselves in the fact that our tour is unique for not just its location but because of the vehicle. We drive, so you can focus on seeing and enjoying the...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Agree with BlakeO229

I agree with this reviewer that the people were great, but the tour was just so-so for the price ($89 pp). The vehicle is cool, but the ride consists of 45 minutes out and 45 minutes back of riding along a bumpy road (which we...More

Thank Lon M
Reviewed 20 August 2018
Great Customer Service; Okay Ride

The people who run this excursion are great- really personable, interesting, and fun to talk with. However, its telling that my favorite part of the excursion was the time when we returned to the trailhead and chatted around a fire pit and walked out on...More

Thank BlakeO229
Jordan H, Owner at Stampede Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hello Blake, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! It's great to hear you had an awesome time on the last part of your tour at our Tundra Pavilion. This time of year we even get to pick blueberries out...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile
Suited us!

Really enjoyed this experience through this beautiful bit of country. Loved the safari feel. We didn’t manage to see any major wildlife while on the trail but you have to appreciate that this is beyond the control of the operator - and that being said,...More

Thank Duncan S
TravisCJones, Guest Relations Manager at Stampede Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Greetings! Blueberry picking in early August really is one of the great things about our area and we are glad you enjoyed it and that you had the chance to see a moose! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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