Best places in Denali

Discover the best places in Denali, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 55 places in the city.

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Denali National Park and Preserve
National park
This 6 million-acre park with wildlife & tours is home to Denali, the nationโ€™s highest peak.
4.80 (3.7K reviews)
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Denali Raft Adventures Inc
Raft trip outfitter
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I experienced my first โ€œwhite water raftingโ€ here! The staff are excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I did the Wilderness Explorer and it was a nice laid back ride. We had a guide oaring so I was able to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. There are more challenging rivers but this option i...
4.90 (490 reviews)
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Denali Visitor Center
Visitor center
Info & welcome center offering ranger programs, exhibits, displays of park wildlife & a free film.
4.70 (3.3K reviews)
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Savage River Loop Trailhead
Hiking area
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Nice trail that does a loop! Mostly flat and a peaceful walk. Good way to pump the blood a little while breathing in the Alaska air! Toilets on both ends of trail.
4.80 (465 reviews)
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McKinley Creekside Cabins, Cafรฉ & Bakery
Cabin rental agency
Woodsy rooms & cabins with free Wi-Fi plus a bar/cafe, picnic area with BBQs & nearby hiking trails.
4.70 (426 reviews)
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Mountain peak
20,310-ft. mountain peak, the highest in North American, set in the vast Denali National Park.
4.60 (814 reviews)
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Polychrome Overlook
Vista point
Scenic vista point overlooking colorful rocks, pristine tundra & Polychrome valley glaciers.
4.80 (224 reviews)
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Horseshoe Lake Trailhead
Hiking area
Well-used 2-mile trail around Horseshoe Lake, with steep slopes, lookouts & Nenana River views.
4.80 (193 reviews)
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Denali Hostel & Cabins
4.80 (169 reviews)
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Riley Creek Campground
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Very well maintained, well spaced campground. Clean tent space, clean washroom. Advanced booking needed. There is a store around the campground if you need to buy any emergency supply.. Shower is available at additional ~5$. You need to go and register at the camping office either in the campground...
4.60 (321 reviews)
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Denali's Cannabis Cache
Cannabis store
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Absolutely *adore* Denali's Cannabis Cache! I was so sorry I missed it on my first trip to Alaska in 2018 but that just doubled my delight when visiting this time around. The shop vibes are immaculate and Griz is the BEST. An amazingly nice guy, so chill, and super knowledgeable, he took his time ch...
4.80 (162 reviews)
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Stampede Trail (Christopher McCandless magic Bus original location)
Hiking area
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Don't go in late May! Trail conditions are not good. Snow melt makes it a 20 mile hike in a swamp. Still an incredible experience to walk in the footsteps of Chris and visit the magic bus. Highly recommended, but the river was nearly impossible to cross.
4.70 (210 reviews)
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Husky Homestead
Tourist attraction
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ The tour was definitely worth every penny we spent. Jeff and his staff were super informative and entertaining. After the tour I now have an understanding what goes into the dog sled races, the amount of preparation, training, dog selection, clothes, and everything else. Jeff explained absolute...
4.70 (173 reviews)
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Cantwell RV Park
RV park
4.60 (197 reviews)
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Clear Sky Lodge Bar & Grill
Steak house
๐Ÿ˜  If you like big chain store bought frozen food put through a deep fryer, this is the place for you. The cheap beer tasting ketchup and microwaved mashed potatoes that they store in a cottage cheese container was a nice touch. Make sure you have plenty of time, as well as they only have one fryer, so...
4.60 (190 reviews)
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McKinley Chalet Resort
Resort hotel
Stylish rooms at a high-end wilderness lodge with a restaurant, a pub & a shuttle to Denali Park.
4.30 (1.7K reviews)
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Panorama Pizza Pub
Pizza restaurant
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ The pizza was amazing! They were sold out of a lot of items given we were approaching the end of the season, but we still ate a delicious meal. Definitely understaffed (like the rest of Alaska and the USA right now) but our server Kaegen was super attentive and never left our glasses go empty. Will...
4.50 (222 reviews)
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EarthSong Lodge & Denali Dog Sled Expeditions
Tourist attraction
Cozy, rustic-style log cabins with on-site coffeehouse, winter dogsledding & summer kennel tours.
4.80 (101 reviews)
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Denali Backcountry Lodge
Remote, all-inclusive rustic lodge offering woodsy cabins, plus outdoor activities.
4.70 (113 reviews)
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Tatlanika Gift Shop and Campground
Gift shop
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Great little place to stop. Fun gifts, authentic Alaskan decorations, clean restrooms, and the owners are fantastic. Bentley the dog as well as Lulu the cat and one other kitty are very friendly. They may greet you and follow you around.
4.50 (181 reviews)
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