Denali Park Adventures

Alaska! An amazing place to experience! Come share an amazing summer adventure in Denali with us!

Denali Park Adventures is a locally owned adventure tour company located just outside the entrance to Denali National Park. Denali Park Adventures is the ultimate source of adventure for all ages and all skill levels, in single, family, or group travel.

Located just outside Denali National Park in the heart of Alaska.

About Denali Park Adventures

At Denali Park Adventures, we aim to capture the Denali spirit through premier guided adventures. We operate three outdoor adventure companies:

  • Denali ATV Adventures: guided ATV tours in the Alaska backcountry
  • Denali Jeep Excursions: guided, scenic Jeep tours along the Denali Highway & Jeep Rentals
  • Denali Park Zipline: thrilling zipline tours through the boreal forest

We are a local owned and operated tour company and we look forward to getting to know you more!

The Employee Experience

Working at Denali Park Adventures, each staff member will have the opportunity to live, work, and play right outside the 3rd largest national park in America, which is home to the largest mountain in North America! After your adventure-filled day of working alongside like-minded staff, you will have plenty of time to explore, hike, camp and many other activities under the midnight sun of Alaska.

Every staff member is vital to the continued success and growth of our company! We strive to facilitate an experience of fun, knowledge, ample recreation activities, team-building opportunities, and plenty of networking. We enjoy investing in our staff in many ways and look forward to the staff that returns year after year. Take a look at our videos and see for yourself a fraction of the activities you can participate in and a brief glimpse of what life looks like here in the interior of Alaska.

We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and guest! We are constantly following and updating protocols based on the guidelines from the CDC, State of Alaska and Denali Borough.

Ideal Candidate

Denali Park Adventures' success is based on exceptional customer service, knowledgeable staff, and a personal, yet professional environment. We value employees that are

  • Excellent communicators
  • Outstanding people skills
  • Comfortable interacting with all age groups
  • Poised and confident while engaging and entertaining
  • Display care and Attention to detail
  • Passionate about wilderness, Alaskan culture, and ecology
  • Understand the value of a close-knit team
  • Clean driving record
  • Work best independently or in small groups
  • Self-motivated and adventure-seekers
  • Positive outlook and abundant optimism

Room and Board

Denali Park Adventures has 3 Staff Campuses:

Otto Lake Road Campus: This dormitory-style housing sits next to Otto Lake in Healy, Alaska. The main 2-story house has 15 bedrooms and 4 private bathrooms.  Additionally, there are 7 dry cabins. Kitchens and commons are in a separate building. 

McKinley Village Campus: Located 10 miles south of the Denali National Park main entrance. The housing is one story, complete with several bedrooms, 2 private bathrooms, and a common kitchen and living room. 

Hilltop Road Campus: This dormitory-style housing is in Healy, Alaska, just down the street from Otto Lake.  This campus has 3 groups of rooms and 5 private bathrooms. Kitchens and commons are in a separate area.

All facilities include full restrooms, running water, on-site laundry, wireless internet, TV, yard and deck with firepit, grills, and outdoor games. Although meals are not included, kitchens have ample cooking equipment, counter space, and appliances. Food can be purchased at Three Bears Grocery in Healy. There is a minimal housing rate that includes all utilities. Most rooms are single occupancy (no roommates!) but couples housing is also available. All staff living on-site must sign a housing agreement.

If sharing housing with other employees doesn’t sound ideal to you, or you travel with an animal friend, you will need to look for alternative housing. Local cabin rentals (not associated with Denali Park Adventures) may be available and you will have to provide your own transportation to work.

Employee Perks

  • Free and Discounted local excursions including: Ziplining, Jeep Excursions, Flightseeing, Helicopter tours & whitewater rafting.
  • End of Season Housing Rebate Bonus
  • End of Season Hourly Bonus
  • Discounted Alaska Railroad Tickets
  • Paid on Site Job Training
  • Easy access to Denali National Park
  • Pro-Deals on top-of-the-line Outdoor Gear

Getting Here and Getting Around

Denali Park Adventures can help you plan your transportation to and from Alaska. The easiest and most economic option is to fly into Anchorage and take either the train or shuttle bus to Denali/Healy. We will pick you up at the local train station or bus drop-off. Our employees do receive a substantial discount on fare to Denali from the Alaska Railroad.

We provide a regular shuttle service around the Denali area. Denali National Park runs free and fee-based shuttles throughout the park for access to camping and hiking. Several other hotels and restaurants run free and fee-based shuttles in the Denali area.

Driving to Alaska with your own personal vehicle may allow you to pursue your own outdoors interests during days off or down time.

For Fun

The Midnight Sun allows for maximum use of the day! After a shift, spend time hiking in Denali National Park or go on an overnight camping trip! Drift lazily in Otto Lake or raft the Nenana River! Spend evenings around a bonfire, catch the northern lights, or dance to local music.

Other local attractions offer complimentary or discounted tours to local employees such as whitewater rafting on the Nenana River, ziplining over the boreal forest, riding Jeeps down the Denali Highway, meeting the puppies and Iditarod Champion sled dogs at the local kennel, flight seeing and helicopter tours with glacier landings around Denali, bus trips into the national park, etc.

Denali is a tight knit community full of amazing people from all over the world.  Not only is it an incredible gateway into seasonal living, but a place to make lifelong connections with fellow travelers.  The Denali area hosts celebrations all summer long including Halloween in July, music festivals around solstice, and regular themed parties at local watering holes!

How to Apply

Please visit our Work in Denali website for more information and to apply for summer employment:

Work in Denali Employment site


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