Q: Can I drive to the entrance of Denali National Park and take a one day bus tour in and out of the park in the middle of September without making a reservation in advance?
A: Mid-September is the shoulder season so less busy, however because the tours do sell out we recommend booking in advance to ensure a seat. The last day for the half day tour into Denali National Park is September 17th. Please note this tour only goes 33 miles into the park after September 11th. To really see the park you want to be able to visit before September 11th so you can go farther in.