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Denali Backcountry Safari

  • 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
Denali Backcountry Safari
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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 (19)
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Reviewed 23 October 2018
We, too, Were on That Flat Tire Excursion

We took a tour that could have turned into a Gilligan's Island tour. But, it did not, thanks to the experience of Brad, our guide. After going out into the wilderness, we were having a great time when disaster struck. The Pinzgtuer rolled off the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TeacherMickRetired
Jordan H, Owner at Stampede Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! It is awesome to hear you had a wonderful time and that you found our guides to be experienced and professional even when things may not go according to plan. We do hope you make it...More

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

1  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

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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

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