Denali National Park, Alaska Guide to Hiking, Photography and Camping

4th Edition

by Ike Waits

Denali guidebook is the most comprehensive guide to hiking, backpacking, camping and photography in Denali National Park. Denali guidebook also covers hiking in Denali State Park, Alaska.

“Get off the bus!” Is the my best advice for your visit in Denali. Based on over 30 years of experience in Denali, I explain how visitors of all ages and outdoor skill levels can use the park bus system for activities ranging from photography to picnics to multi-day backpack trips.

Denali guidebook has comprehensive techniques for hiking in Denali’s trailless wilderness that will build your confidence to hike without a trail.
Photographers will make great images using extensive tips on locations and techniques plus the hikes to popular photography destinations in the Denali guidebook.

Denali Guidebook Contents include:

  • 50 dayhikes ranging from one to 8 hours in length, 25 rated as easy;
  • 15 backpacking trips plus 42 dayhikes that can be extended to backpacks;
  • 8 hikes near Wonder Lake;
  • 8 hikes near the Park entrance;
  • 3 Backpack trips are in nearby Denali State Park;
  • Dayhikes for all abilities including walks to picnic or enjoy wildflowers;
  • Detailed descriptions for each hike; (Examples)
  • Ideas for variations on many of the hikes;
  • Comparison tables to quickly identify hikes for your ability and available time;
  • Hike maps based on topographic maps;
  • Name of USGS maps for each hike;
  • Techniques for hiking in tundra and trailless conditions;
  • 11 pages on tips for photographing Mt. McKinley, scenics and wildlife;
  • Information about park campgrounds and bus system;
  • Contacts for information and reservations
  • How to get to the park from Anchorage and Fairbanks; and
  • 250 color photos.

Denali guidebook specifications: Published by Wild Rose Guidebooks in 2015, 264 pages, 6×9 inches, paperback, 250 color photos, 39 maps. ISBN 978-0-9677327-3-2.


Book Price $34.95

All images and content ©Ike Waits

Front Cover Denali National Park, Alaska Guide to Hiking, Photography and Camping
Back Cover Denali National Park, Alaska Guide to Hiking, Photography and Camping

“We just returned from a few days in Denali and your book was a great help.”

Andrew S. (Illinois)

“Ike this (book) is incredibly helpful, thank you so much. I feel much better prepared now to have the adventure of a lifetime!”

Mike D. (Massachusetts)