Byers Lake Nature Walk

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Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Approximately 3 hours
Price From
$69.95 Adult
$49.95 Child
  • Moderate Activity Level
  • Off the Beaten Path

Take an easy stroll around the pristine and tranquil Byers Lake in Denali State Park. This crystal clear lake is tucked between the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range giving you some of the closest and most majestic views of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). Your professional naturalist guides will share their knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. They can help you spot trumpeter swans, loons, beavers, bears and spawning salmon so keep your eyes open and cameras ready! Look for blueberries and cranberries (when in season). Enjoy wildflowers like wild iris, dogwood, and twin flowers and take home a healing salve made from native plants. Lastly, visit a historic log cabin built when the area was home to trappers, traders and gold miners.

Special Note

Dress in warm layers. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, insect repellent camera and binoculars. Tour will operate rain or shine. Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Walking time is approximately 2¼ hours.

CALL 800.426.0500 TO BOOK


An array of optional tours are available at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. To book, visit the Tour Desk at the lodge or call 1-800-426-0500.


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