Stampede Excursions

Enjoying a camp fire on the tundra
Jeep Exploring the Denali Highway
Mt. Denali from the Denali Highway
6x6 Army Truck on Stampede Trail

Adventure in Denali National Park

We provide once-in-a-lifetime adventures in and around Denali National Park, AK. Off-road trail tours in military 6x6 trucks, flight tours, and much more with a focus on creating lasting memories. Our small team has a family feel right in the heart of the Denali area! Join us for a summer of adventure in Denali and on the Stampede Trail.

Near the entrance to Denali National Park in interior Alaska.

About Stampede Excursions

the adventure of Chris McCandless tragically ended ON THE STAMPEDE TRAIL--You've probably heard this tale. However, this is where our story, and yours, too, begins!

Rich in history beyond just the story of McCandless, the Stampede Trail winds along just outside Denali National Park in beautiful Interior Alaska. Stampede Excursions is currently the only tour company operating on this historic stretch of road. Three times a day, we take visitors in rugged open-air military vehicles from our property on the tundra into the rugged backcountry. Along the way, we tell them the story of McCandless, of the miners that built this road, of the locals that use it to hunt and recreate, and hopefully, we show them Alaskan wildlife too!

It's here that Stampede Excursions begins, but it's not where we end. New this year, we offer visitors a chance to rent Jeep Renegades and head out on a self-guided tour down the Denali Highway. Our office amid the seasonal hustle and bustle of the Denali Canyon acts a Visitor Center of sorts for those seeking adventure. There's hardly an experience available in this part of Alaska that we can't provide!

The Employee Experience

At Stampede Excursions our mission statement is to connect people of all backgrounds with the grandeur of the outdoors through guest-centric activities and experiences. There is no better place to do that than Interior Alaska in the summer. In a land of near constant daylight, with millions of acres of outdoors to explore, if you enjoy nature, this is the job for you! You'll be not just given the ability to go on all the free excursions you can find time for, but encouraged to as well, as our goal is for you to fall in love with this area and pass that love and knowledge on to our guests. 

That's why we are here! The entire management team can each tell you their own story of how they came to Alaska for just one season and never wanted to leave. You may be standing amid the crowds of the Denali Canyon selling tours as part of the job, or sharing an evening campfire on the wide-open silent tundra. On your off time, you may go from standing on a glacier to rafting through Class IV rapids on a roaring river!

Best of all, in a world dominated by corporations where nobody knows your name, Stampede Excursions is locally owned and operated. We want to get to know you and build the same sort of relationship with you that we hope to build with every guest.

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate has three traits:

1) Loves the outdoors

The best way to sell tours is to love them, which requires that you get outside and go on tours. It's also important that you love the outdoors because we work in them. Even our office isn't really an office in the typical sense! You WILL be outside. In the rain. In the heat. Yes, it can actually get hot! However, we've also seen snow in July.

2) Outgoing

Another key to success in selling tours and providing an awesome tour experience is talking to people. As you stand outside our office or lead guests down the Stampede Trail, you will be expected to engage everyone you meet in conversation. Asking "Do you want to buy a tour?" or providing a boring narrative in a robotic voice won't do the trick! You'll need to be the sort who has a genuine love for engaging each and every person you encounter.

3) Self Entertaining

We aren't a large company with a ton of employees and organized employee activities. We don't have an employee dining room. Housing isn't located in the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. A successful teammate will be the sort who motivates themselves to go out into the community, out into the country, or anywhere else and DO THINGS. If you need the "Summer Camp for Adults" atmosphere offered by many seasonal employers, this won't be the place for you.

Room and Board

Stampede Excursions secures discounted accommodations in the area for full-time teammates. Through an agreement with another local company, housing is $62.50 per week, including utilities. This is a shared housing space with shared accommodations. It is rustic, two to four people per room, shared bath, shared kitchen, and a common area. Facilities include restrooms, running water, wireless internet, and a yard with a firepit. All teammates staying in accommodations must sign a housing agreement.

Employee Perks

  • Did we mention free tours?
  • All positions receive a commission and/or tips. That means the more you engage with the guests and the harder you work, the bigger the reward.
  • End of season compensation (think bonus) may occur if certain operational, performance, and behavioral standards are met.
  • The chance to be a part of a growing company with a bright future!
  • Alaska!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Transportation to Fairbanks, Alaska is on your own. Fairbanks has a nice International Airport with affordable flights multiple times daily from Seattle. Healy and Denali are about two hours south (by highway), and we will arrange transportation from Fairbanks to Healy on your scheduled arrival date.

Upon successful completion of the season, transportation to Fairbanks will also be provided.

Denali is never a place you should feel stuck during the summer season. The Alaska Railroad runs daily between Fairbanks/Denali/Anchorage, as do several bus options. We recommend bringing your own vehicle if possible, but realize that driving a car to Alaska is an adventure in its own right. While it would allow you to explore Alaska at your own leisure, it is perfectly possible to have an amazing summer experience without your own vehicle.

For Fun

We've covered that, haven't we?

All of Alaska, and the majesty that has appeared in so many movies and television shows, has captivated the imagination of people for centuries. This will be your playground. 1.96 million tourists visit the state every year, and this is your chance.

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply for our roles.

To see the full list of available positions, and to apply, visit

We value diversity and inclusion, and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us.

We will review applications as they are received, and look forward to hearing from you.