Cruisetours to Denali, Alaska

Denali, Alaska is the perfect place to go if you're looking for an adventure. A trip into Denali National Park is the ideal way to escape your 9-to-5 for a while and reconnect with nature. Not only is the park home to North America's highest mountain, Mount Denali, but it also has plenty of other picturesque sites and beautiful landscapes. Visit in the spring and summer to see bright wildflowers decorate the hillsides, or visit in autumn to see the changing leaves - and visit anytime for a chance to see wildlife you won't find anywhere else.

The warmest months to visit Denali are the summer months. June, July and August have average high temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s, and the average lows range from the lower 40s to lower 50s. Dressing in layers is always advised because a jacket or sweater can easily be added or removed to remain comfortable. And definitely don't forget your sunglasses, as Denali receives an average of 20 hours of sunlight each day during June, July and August - giving travelers ample time to explore the natural wonders and wildlife in Denali, Alaska. Not to worry though, the hotels in the area are prepared for the extra daylight! Stay out as long as you would like and then sleep at one of the area's finely-appointed wilderness lodges (included in your cruisetour fare) to prepare for the next day's adventure in Alaska.

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Denali cruisetour with pine trees, moose and a trail leading to a cabin.

The Great Mountain

Denali National Park & Preserve is home to the tallest mountain in North America. Formerly Mt. McKinley and now known as Mt. Denali, it is one of Alaska's most famous natural wonders. One of the best ways to truly experience the park and see all the wonderful sites is to hike it! Of course, ascending Mt. Denali is a challenge for even the most experienced hikers and climbers. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for guided hiking tours for all skill levels. Experienced hikers should give the Triple Lakes Trail Interpretive Hike a chance. You'll get a spectacular view of the Nenana River and Yanert Valley, and have a chance to see arctic grayling, beavers and moose. Travelers who would like a less strenuous hike should try the Rock Creek Hike. While on this hike, you'll walk on an improved trail, then visit the Denali Visitor Center to learn more about the wonderful park, and finally take a moderately strenuous hike about four miles long on the Rock Creek Trail. No matter your skill level, a hike in Denali National Park is a wonderful way to experience the area's abundant wildlife and pristine scenery.


River Rafting

A unique way to experience Denali, Alaska is to raft down the Nenana River. If you're the adventurous type, then a river rafting trip will be an excellent addition to your Alaskan cruisetour! Join Raft Denali Adventures as they take guests on a variety of rafting excursions, from paddling down a calm stretch of river or speeding things up with an introduction to whitewater rafting. Thrill-seekers can even tackle the rushing Class IV rapids with the direction of experienced guides.


Visit Sled Dogs

Dogsledding is a quintessential Alaskan activity. While you're in Denali, get close to the beautiful huskies that make up the Denali National Park Service Sled Dog team. You can attend a summer sled dog presentation, which is offered from mid-May to mid-September each year. Each program lasts about 30 minutes and give visitors the opportunity to tour the kennels, visit with the Alaskan huskies, and see a demonstration of how rangers and huskies work together to protect the park and its wildlife.


To plan a cruisetour to Denali, Alaska, contact The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383.

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