THERE IS MORE
Bus trip into the Park
Private vehicles are not allowed past 15 miles inside the Park entrance. The best way to see Mt. Denali and especially wildlife is by bus. Bus rides to Toklat River go 55 miles up the Park road. Eielsen Visitors Center is at mile 66 and Wonder Lake is at mile 85. The Wonder Lake trip is about 12 hours round-trip. There are 39 species of mammals in the Park. You will have a very good opportunity to see one or more of the big five; Grizzly Bears, Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep and Wolves. You can obtain bus tickets there or reserve tickets prior to your visit (recommended). Complete bus information can be found here →https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/visiting-denali.htm
- Ranger guided discovery hikes or day hiking
- Dog Sled demonstration
- Ranger Program
- See the Denali National Park Visitors Center
- Wilderness Access Center
- Horseshoe Lake hike
Outside the Park there are many activities such as White Water River Rafting on the Nenana River. Atv rides, Jeep rides, Dog Sled demonstrations, Zip-Lining, Hay Rides, Golfing and more.
Healy and Denali are located in the Alaska Range. It has snowed here on the 4th of July so it is hard to say what the weather will be when you visit. Generally speaking June is a rainy month, July and the first week of August can be warm and quite nice. In August the daylight begins to shrink and it begins to get cool to cold especially when the sun goes down. Layer your clothing and have some raingear.
There is a large grocery store in Healy with a full deli. There are four restaurants, a brewery and a couple food trucks in town. Ten miles South of Healy is the Denali Business District. There you will find dozens of places to eat and shop.
The town of Healy has a bank, medical clinic, State Trooper office, Borough government office and two gasoline stations. Other services are here along a one mile stretch of the George Parks Hiway beginning at Milepost 248.6.