Denali National Park consists of large expanses of mountainous, treeless tundra overlooking open valleys of braided glacial rivers. It is one of the best places in Alaska to encounter the large mammals that define Alaskan wildlife including grizzly bears and wolves.
Our backcountry planners know the park very well from year round personal recreation in Denali for over 20 years and from conducting glacier research in some of the park's most remote backcountry areas. The terrain varies widely in the park, and we can share with you our favorite less-visited sections of the park for backpacking as well as areas best suited for seeing specific species of wildlife.
We also know of many excellent backpacking and canoeing opportunities available close by in the Alaska Range but outside the national park boundaries.
Each Custom Backcountry Plan includes:
Personal expedition planning to help you choose the optimal destination, seasonal timing and route for your expedition
Custom 1:63,360 scale USGS topographic quads with complete expedition route & alternates marked (Except digital format plans which include one digital 1:250,000 scale USGS topo)
Complete wildlife & plant species lists plus geologic & native cultural information specific to your destination
Detailed descriptions of Alaskan backcountry camping techniques including cooking & sleeping with grizzly bears, emergency communication with bush planes, crossing glacial rivers, avoiding impassable terrain unmarked on maps, navigation in trailless tundra, and much more
Complete personal & group gear lists with Alaska-specific information on first aid & safety
All Backcountry Plans are available in digital format
Free shipping on most orders; Shipping & refund details at bottom of this page.
All digital format plans are emailed in Adobe pdf format. For all paper versions of backcountry plans, we offer free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping with delivery confirmation. For photos and cards we offer free first class postage. Email or call for Express shipping quotes. All international orders may incur extra shipping costs- please email us your city and country for a shipping quote before all international orders.
We do not offer refunds once processing of an order has begun for photos, greeting cards or paper backcountry plans. We do not offer refunds on digital plans after they have been emailed. Please see ourTermsand Conditions for details.