Nestled in the stunning Alaska wilderness, Denali Backcountry Lodge offers a chance to escape the everyday in favor of the spectacular.
Your adventure begins as you fly in by helicopter. Soar at eye level with North America’s tallest peak, Denali — an awe-inspiring sight in the truest sense — venturing beyond the front-country crowds and into the remote quiet of the backcountry. Gaze down at the rugged landscape below, sprawling with deep-green boreal forests and accented by pops of color courtesy of blooming summer wildflowers.
As you descend towards our lodge, let your mind run free in dreaming up the adventures to come.
Upon landing, the Denali Backcountry Lodge team will be waiting to greet you with a warmth that will last throughout your stay. It’s this team that elevates your time in the backcountry from a vacation to the journey of a lifetime. Hidden hiking trails, stunningly still lakes and tales of Denali’s pioneer past will be uncovered as you follow their lead.
From guided to solo, short excursions to day-long treks — our team will ensure your itinerary is thoughtfully tailored to your interests and outdoor experience level.
Our expert local guides will create the right route for you — whether that means summit-bound hikes or mellow nature strolls — while expanding your understanding of Denali’s diverse flora, fauna and history.
Venture into the peaceful quiet of the backcountry at your own pace and on your own schedule. From carefully packed lunches and water bottles to walking poles and day packs, we provide everything you need to get out and explore.
Take in the best views on two wheels with a mountain bike excursion, included in your booking. Ride at your own pace and take a solo excursion with the trails all to yourself.
Cast into Wonder Lake or Moose Creek, acquainted by the gentle sounds of pristine Alaska waters. We have the equipment and expertise to set you up at a perfectly peaceful fishing spot.
Kayaking & Paddleboarding
It’s more than just a name — Wonder Lake’s calm waters and mountain views are known to elicit a deep sense of awe. Explore from the shoreline, by kayak or by paddleboard — all included in your stay.
Discover a historic Alaska activity by panning Moose Creek. No need to rush — you’ll savor the sprawling alpine views during your search for glimmers of gold.
Recover post-adventure or plan your day around a massage at The Nest Spa & Wellness Center. Our experts can home in on any soreness earned from a day of exploration and have you back on the trails in no time.
Wellness services at additional cost
Settle into the soothing and smoky scent of backcountry bliss in our wood-fired saunas — a treasured tradition of relaxation in the northern wilderness.
Indulge in the comforts of backcountry cooking, with seasonal, regional ingredients spotlighted in every dish. On return from your adventures, you’ll be greeted by the aromas of baked goods, freshly brewed coffee and other delectable snacks at the lodge.
Where else can you find a fully stocked bar in the Alaska backcountry? Order your drink of choice and toast to a day of memories made and more to come.
Wine, beer and spirits at additional cost
Bears. Moose. Caribou. Dall sheep. Grey wolves. Known as Alaska’s “Big 5,” these iconic creatures roam throughout the Denali backcountry. While they’re elusive by nature, our team know the remote wilds these animals wander and will increase your chances of safely catching a glimpse.
At Denali Backcountry Lodge, there’s no need to stress about under- or over-packing. Your booking includes every bit of gear you need for your adventure, from rain gear and dry suits to backpacks and trail maps — perfect for getting delightfully lost in the northern wild without the worry of not finding your way home.
The well-being of our guests and staff has always been our top concern. This season we are continuing to take appropriate measures to ensure you can travel with confidence.