Q: Can a day tour be done from Anchorage to Denali and back to Anchorage?
A: Unfortunately that is not really a possibility because Denali is 237 miles from Anchorage. Drive time is about five hours and it takes eight hours to get from Anchorage to Denali by rail. If you would like to visit Denali, I would suggest staying at least one night. Most tour packages to Denali include two nights so that you can enjoy a full day tour into Denali National Park.