Byers Lake Nature Walk

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Byers Lake Nature Walk

Approximately 3 hours
Price From
$79.95 Adult
$59.95 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. Walking time is approximately 2¼ hours.


An array of optional tours are available at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. To add an activity to your stay, please visit the Tour Desk upon arrival at the lodge.  If you are booked on a Denali rail tour, you may call 1-800-426-0500 to book an excursion in advance.


Alaska Land Excursions, purchased through the Cruise Personalizer, may be cancelled up to three days prior to travel without any cancellation fees. Land Excursions cancelled prior to the cancellation deadline will be refunded to the credit card that you provided in the Cruise Personalizer to purchase your tours. Excursions cancelled within three (3) days prior travel are subject to a 100% cancellation fee, unless the operator, at their sole discretion, is unable to operate the program due to unforeseen circumstances. All sales of tours booked while on your land tour are considered final at the time of purchase and are 100% non-refundable except in the case of an operator approved cancellation.