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Lodging in the Cantwell/Denali area

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Lodging in the Cantwell/Denali area

In June we will be driving east to west on the Denali Hwy. and wanted to then stay in this area before going into Denali National Park the next morning for a bus tour. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1. Re: Lodging in the Cantwell/Denali area

Hi consultant and welcome to TA-AK, I've noticed you have several questions/threads posted regarding your AK trip. Most posters/readers on the AK forum prefer that you contain all of your questions in one thread (keeps things neat/organized) and readers aren't looking elsewhere for info. &/or repeating themselves.

Why don't you take a minute and tell us about your trip, who's traveling, timeframe, likes/dislikes, etc. and everybody can start from there.



Healy, Alaska
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2. Re: Lodging in the Cantwell/Denali area

First of all, does your rental car allow you to drive on the Denali Hwy?? Because most don't.

I wouldn't stay in Cantwell - I would choose somewhere south of Denali park, in the Carlo Creek or McKinley village area. :)

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3. Re: Lodging in the Cantwell/Denali area

I too would not recommend using Cantwell as a base for Denali shuttle in the morning.

Carlo Creek would be a closer choice.

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