Our 2019 season ends September 18, 2019.

We hope to see you in 2020!

 
Guided, naturalist hiking tours in Denali, Alaska

Full refunds are issued up to three days in advance of a booked trip. No refunds will be given if guest cancels within 3 days of a trip. Trips canceled within 180 days of online payment will be fully refunded. After 180 days of payment, refunds are subject to a 3.5% processing fee.  Refunds can take 1 to 2 weeks to process. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to passenger minimums or weather, a full refund will be issued. DBG Tours operate rain or shine and we seldom cancel for rainy weather.  2019 Operating season May 10 - Sept 18. 2020 Operating season May  11 - Sept  18

 

ABOUT US

We are a guiding service in the Denali Park National Park area that has been operating since 1996. In 1998 we began leading Heli-hike trips with TEMSCO Helicopters and have been providing that service proudly since then. Along with Heli-hike trips we offer interpretive hikes, walking tours and overnight trips that offer the best of Alaska wilderness travel.  Our overnight trips are custom designed to fit travelers time frame and experience.   

Our guides are among the most experienced in Alaska.  Each guide has a minimum of five years guiding experience in Alaska.   Combined they have guided throughout Alaska,  spent decades hiking, climbing and packrafting in the Alaska Range. Our goal is to share our knowledge and love of Alaska. As career wilderness professionals, we are working to pass on wilderness skills to a new generation of guides, as well as travelers.   

 
 

OVERNIGHT TRIPS

DAY HIKES

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DENALI WALKING TOUR

3 hours

This is our most popular trip. Meet your guide in the lobby of the local hotel. Drive times are short and group size is small (2-8 travelers).  

 

Walking with an experienced local naturalist is really a great way to see the complicated connections of plants, animals, and people within the splendor of true wilderness in Alaska.  The boreal forest in the lower elevations gives way to specialized sub arctic ecosystems like taiga and tundra. The permafrost areas and fantastic mountains are home to plants and animals highly adapted to the harsh elements. Your guide will stop frequently to explain this in depth.  

Trails are best described as moderate, with tree roots, hills, and mud in places.  This is Alaska so bring your outdoor gear; sturdy walking shoes, water, jacket and rain gear, along with your camera and curiosity of this great land.  Some of the basic equipment is available, including rain gear, water, overboots and trekking poles.  

 

This tour is not meant to be a workout, but it is three consecutive hours of walking on sometimes unimproved trails.  Average pace is about one mile per hour with frequent stops.  There is time for resting, drinking, conversing and even picking berries in season. 

 

Denali Backcountry Guides utilizes trails both inside and outside Denali Park, depending on where the best walking can be found. Small groups, experienced guides and the beauty of the north side of the Alaska range make this tour a great way to immerse yourself in the place you have traveled so far to see.

 

Don't just look at Alaska through a window, but come out, stretch your legs and walk through it.

Trip Times:

8:00 am - 11:00 am

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

8:15 pm - 11:15 pm (until August 5)

Hiking Level:  Moderate, The trail is not flat.  Some up and down is required for the entire length of the tour.

Dress:  Wear layers, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.  You may bring a backpack with water and snacks.

Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!

Cost of Trip: $110/person (There is a minimum of two people per hike)

 

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NOTE: Quantities can be adjusted upon checkout

Full refunds are issued up to three days in advance of a booked trip. No refunds will be given if guest cancels within 3 days of a trip. Trips canceled within 180 days of online payment will be fully refunded. After 180 days of payment, refunds are subject to a 3.5% processing fee.  Refunds can take 1 to 2 weeks to process. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to passenger minimums or weather, a full refund will be issued. DBG Tours operate rain or shine and we seldom cancel for rainy weather.  2019 Operating season May 10 - Sept 18. 2020 Operating season May  11 - Sept  18
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DENALI WILDERNESS HIKING TOUR
5 hours

This tour is for the more fit travelers.  While still a narrated tour, the interpretive hike covers more ground, and explores the glacier topology in depth.  The extra time on the ground gives the group a chance to see the forested area near the Nenana river, the brushy but wildlife rich sub-alpine tundra, and the gorgeous views and highly adapted vegetation of the taiga.  

 

Groups size is a maximum of 8 people.   This is Alaska so bring your outdoor gear; sturdy walking shoes, water, jacket and rain gear, along with your camera and curiosity of this great land. Some of the basic equipment is available, including rain gear, water, overboots and trekking poles.

 

Trip Time: 11:30 am - 4:30pm

 

Estimated time of hike:  4.5 hours. Hike times can vary.  Please allow 5 hours for this tour

Hiking Level:  Strenuous

Dress:  Wear layers, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.  You may bring a backpack with water and snacks.

Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!

Cost of Trip: $140/person (There is a minimum of two people per hike)

BOOK NOW

NOTE: Quantities can be adjusted upon checkout

Full refunds are issued up to three days in advance of a booked trip. No refunds will be given if guest cancels within 3 days of a trip. Trips canceled within 180 days of online payment will be fully refunded. After 180 days of payment, refunds are subject to a 3.5% processing fee.  Refunds can take 1 to 2 weeks to process. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to passenger minimums or weather, a full refund will be issued. DBG Tours operate rain or shine and we seldom cancel for rainy weather.  2019 Operating season May 10 - Sept 18. 2020 Operating season May  11 - Sept  18

Mobile: 830.266.9255 

Email: denaliguides@gmail.com

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