Join Alaskan Naturalists Leslie and George LaBar for a “Geology and Botany” Guided Nature Series at Kantishna Roadhouse

Kantishna Roadhouse is pleased to present a series of 3-day events this summer with the “Forest & Rock People of Earth Link Jewelry,” Leslie and George LaBar. The LaBars are experienced naturalists who have spent many years exploring the interior of Alaska. They are lapidary artists, rock-hounds, and wild plant and outdoor instructors. The couple will host a program of guided walks and presentations on June 17-19, July 29-31 and August 26-28. Kantishna Roadhouse guests will have the opportunity to … read more »

Cowboy Junkies Bring the Season to a Close at Kantishna Roadhouse

Unplugged Show at Kantishna is the Final Stop on Their Roots on the Rails Tour We were thrilled to be a part of the Cowboy Junkies tour with Roots on the Rails this week, which culminated in an acoustic show at the Kantishna Roadhouse. This amazing Canadian band played to a packed house of fans, who had accompanied them over the past week as they traveled and played shows in Anchorage and Talkeetna. The band members, fans and friends took … read more »

Kantishna Roadhouse Speaker Series Features Denali Climbers

One of the perks of being a guest at Kantishna Roadhouse is the amazing array of speakers at our evening programs. We regularly feature artists, historians, Athabascan elders and other folks from the area who are knowledgeable about the regional geology, history, arts, topography and more. Earlier this month, we welcomed Jennifer and Andrew LaBar, an adventurous Alaska couple who successfully summited Denali last summer. They brought ALL of their gear with them and did a slideshow presentation on two evenings … read more »

Panning For Gold In Denali National Park May Yield Big!

We recently received some feedback from a couple that visited Kantishna last summer, as part of their Denali Park tour with Kantishna Wilderness Trails, and wanted to share it: “As part of our recent Denali Wilderness Tour, we visited your Kantishna  Roadhouse. (June 2012). We were greeted warmly, provided a fantastic soup and sandwich with ice  cold lemonade, and then we were given the option of a dog sledding demonstration or panning for gold. We opted for panning for gold, … read more »

Denali Park Flightseeing Trips with Kantishna Air Taxi


Get Breathtaking Views of Mt. McKinley from the Air Mt. McKinley is an amazing icon. From nearly anywhere on the road system in Alaska, you can see it on a good day. However, nothing can parallel what it’s like to see Mt. McKinley from the air. One of the best ways to do this is via a fixed-wing flightseeing tour with Kantishna Air Taxi. KAT Air has been flying curious travelers through the clouds and into the most spectacular views … read more »

The Best of Denali Sweepstakes!

Enter to Win an All-Inclusive Dream Alaska Vacation for Two from Doyon Tourism The 2012 season is just one month away and we are getting the buses shined up, the lights turned back on at Kantishna Roadhouse, and the staff will start arriving in just one more week! During the winter months, we’ve been working hard to make the 2012 season our best yet. We’ve launched three new websites and this blog, a brand new Facebook Page, and Denali Bear … read more »

Celebrating National Park Week 2012

This year, Earth Day happens to conveniently fall during National Park Week, a nationwide celebration of all of the wonders and beauty that our nations parks have to offer. From Saturday April 21st until Sunday April 29th, all 397 of the United States’ national parks are open to the public for free! This gives the world all-access to 84 million acres of national parks from Acadia National Park in Maine to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Volcanoes National Park … read more »

10 Free Things to do in Denali National Park!

Rain or shine… great experiences without the expense. Whether you live in Alaska or are visiting on your vacation, everyone loves awesome, free things to do! Denali National Park offers a ton of great things to do without any fees involved. He’s a quick-list of our favorite free activities to do in and around the Park during the summer months. Sled Dog Demonstrations  – Hop on the free bus from the Denali Visitor Center to ride over to the sled … read more »

Get Off the Bus

Denali National Park is a wonderful place to backpack. There aren’t the trails like many places in the lower 48. Instead you use a map and plan your own adventure. There are no trails, designated routes, or backcountry campsites. The terrain can be slow going and crossing streams needs to be planned for. Remember you want to enjoy your adventure in the park. The Backcountry Information Center (BIC) is where you start your trip. There is a permitting process that … read more »

America the Beautiful Senior Pass

America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will save you lots of money. If you are for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over, you may purchase a lifetime pass. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. This means you don’t have to pay an entrance fee. The pass is $10 and the Denali National Park entrance fee is $10 for 7 days. … read more »