Denali National Park, Alaska
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Come off road with us in a fully enclosed search & rescue amphibious Fat Truck/Sherp. These enclosed, climate-controlled vehicles take you off road and into the real Alaska, keeping you warm and dry, safe from bugs and wildlife.
A shuttle picks you up from the hotel and takes you down the Nenana River Canyon to Otto Lake where the trail begins. Your guide will show you the unique capabilities of these machines going where few other vehicles can go. You will then embark in the amphibious search & rescue vehicle, traveling up an old mining trail exploring the Otto Lake and Dry Creek drainages below Mount Healy. The tour takes you up a steep trail on a mountain to a lookout point high above the valley with vista views. You will then travel down “Carpet Road” to Dry Creek and visit the permafrost frozen palisade cliffs that seem to defy gravity.
The tour then takes you back to Otto Lake where you will have a chance to experience the amphibious capability of the vehicle (guests with a fear of water may disembark and watch from shore). Your local tour guides all have lived many decades in Alaska and will teach you about the history of the area, geology, and share personal experiences living in Alaska and conducting search & rescues. This tour is just outside the border of Denali National Park in an area surrounded on three (3) sides by the National Park. Moose, caribou, bear, fox, wolves, lynx, and sheep may be spotted (but not guaranteed).
Notes: Limited to 6 guests per vehicle. Guests should be physically capable of climbing 4 stair steps to get into and out of the Fat Truck/Sherp. This tour uses headsets with microphones so everyone can hear and talk with the tour guide. Total duration including shuttle service: 3.5 hours.