If you stay in Talkeetna and choose to drive to Denali, when you get near Cantwell, be on the lookout for the abandoned igloo hotel. It’s worth stopping for a photo along the way! Not sure the mile marker but it’s on your right as you head north and left if going south
We like to stay in Talkeetna. It is a little over 2 hours from Denali, but lodging is more affordable and the drive to Denali is beautiful if you don’t mind a road trip. We usually grab an AirBnb and have had some awesome places to stay there.
Denali National Park and Preserve
I love visiting Denali. On this trip we unfortunately had a bad bus driver but my other experiences were great!