Driving along the gorgeous Denali Highway, we saw two canoes parked under a bridge. On a whim we popped into the Maclaren Lodge to ask if they rented canoes. To our luck, it turned out that they host overnight canoe trips to a back country cabin, constructed 10 miles upriver at the base of the Maclaren Glacier. A few minutes to pack up, and Alan hauled us, a canoe, and all our gear up to the hut: Read more, click here...
Maclaren Lodge is situated between the Parks and the Richardson Highways near the base of the Maclaren Glacier. Once the original travel route into what is now called Denali Park, the Denali Highway is often overlooked by today's travelers.
This is high alpine country, the Denali Highway is the states second highest highway pass.
If you are a traveler from Paxson end of the Denali Highway, we are just short 42 miles the first 20 miles is on paved road. Those arriving from the Parks Highway it is 92 miles, with only the first three miles being paved.
The Denali Highway during the winter months is closed to thru traffic. Access during the winter months to the lodge is via snowmobile, dog team, or air transportation.
The Denali highway is a favorite desitnation for hikers, fishermen, wildlife viewers and photographers.
In the winter explore the endless trails by snow machine, cross country skii or snow shoes and return to the comfort of Maclaren River Lodge cabins.
Maclaren River Lodge
Mail Information to:
HC 02 7282 Gakona, Alaska 99586
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