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Horse-Drawn Covered Wagon Ride with Backcountry Dining

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Healy, United States
Horse-Drawn Covered Wagon Ride with Backcountry Dining

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel like the Alaskan pioneers did, in horse-drawn covered wagon, during this 3-hour tour from Healy. Listen to your guide's commentary about the history, culture and environmental features of the area as you travel through the Alaskan tundra. Snap photos of the mountains of Denali National Park looming nearby. Finish your tour with a family-style meal in the heart of the backcountry.
  • Travel through the Alaskan wilderness in a horse-drawn covered wagon
  • Pass rustic Alaskan cabins in the shadow of Denali's immense mountains
  • Learn about the history of the area through your guide's commentary
  • Enjoy a family-style lunch in the backcountry
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Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Professional driver/guide
Round-trip transport from select Healy and Denali-area lodgings
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Otto Lake Rd, Healy, AK 99743, USA

We are located at Black DIamond Resort Co 1.2 Mile Otto Lake Road. Turn onto Otto lake road off the George Parks highway near mile 247.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the Black Diamond Resort Co. to begin your Alaskan adventure. Alternatively, pickup is available at select Healy-area hotels.

Climb into a covered wagon hitched to a pair of sturdy draft horses. Take off into the Alaskan wilderness, traveling like the pioneers did. Soak in the historic ambiance and imagine the experience of the first Alaskan settlers as you travel in the shadows of nearby Denali National Park's looming mountains. Be sure to bring your camera for impressive photo ops.

After the 45-minute wagon ride, arrive at a pavilion set deep in the backcountry. Sit down for a hearty meal, served family-style. 

Get a chance to meet the hardworking draft horses and take some photos with them, then head back to your starting point, skirting the Denali National Park Boundary. Pass a few rustic Alaskan cabins and listen to your guide's commentary outlining the history of the area as a mining mecca. 

Return to your starting point, where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Denali National Park and Preserve
We are one the border of Denali National Park and the tops of the mountain range we view is the border to our great park. We often see Moose, Rabbits, Birds, and other small animals on our trails. You can see our beautiful scenery throughout your entire tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available if pre-requested when booking
  • Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol
  • Vegetarian food option is available; please request when book along with any other specific dietary requirements
  • Involves a moderate amount of walking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated, as long as the participant is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates rain or shine; please dress accordingly
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Black Diamond Resort Co
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Great way to enjoy the scenes
doreen_d
, Sep 2021
Nina and Sophia were great guides. They offered alot of interesting commentary. The food at the end was also very good. I would highly recommend this.
star-4
It was a very nice trip although the description let us to believe we would see Denali on the ride
Donna_K
, Sep 2021
It was very good. Staff was great. Friendly and accommodating. Plenty of goodies. The kids really liked the ribs and cornbread. Warm backed cookies 🍪 were terrific.
star-5
Great time. Driver and...
Garry_J
, Sep 2021
Great time. Driver and guide were both knowledgeable! Food at restaurant was excellent.. plenty to eat!
star-5
Awesome sauce!
Shanen_P
, Aug 2021
This is a must do. They pick you up/drop you off at your hotel. Snacks, dinner, even greeted us with a warm cookie! The guides were very nice and knowledgeable.
star-4
Muddy and Fun!
Dayna_N
, Aug 2021
Our guides, Nina and Kate, were very knowledgeable and fun! Sure, it was rainy and muddy, but the horses were champs. The dinner was tasty, a lot of food!
star-5
Stunning ride
Gary_A
, Aug 2021
The staff in the restaurant was outstanding and treated like celebrities. Then the fresh chocolate cookies started the ride off. The driver was very good and explained her role as a driver. I was very impressed with our natorator being a high school person she has a great personality funny communicates with adults and knows about the area. All in all a very fun and relaxing trip.
star-5
A different type of experience!
Pamela_L
, Aug 2021
This was a very unique experience number! We went in a big covered wagon drawn by two very large and beautiful horses! We got to pet them and pose with them for some fun pictures. We stopped for a little snack that was provided and then upon return we were treated to a huge dinner with everything from several salads to chicken, ribs, salmon, and chili and a dessert. It was a lovely and memorable outing!
star-5
Worth wild to do
Richard_D
, Aug 2021
The tour was amazing everyone was personable and we had great time takeing about pass and Alaska. Learned alot keep up amazing work with your beautiful horses.
star-5
Horses, wagons, food, wilderness!!
David_T
, Jul 2021
This was fantastic. Got to ride through Alaskan wilderness on the wagons followed by a gigantic meal! Our two guides were outstanding. This is a great tour for any age.
star-4
Relaxing Tour
JOCELYN_S
, Jul 2021
Tour was sedate. I expected the horses to be running not cantering. The narrator and the horse gal were helpful and informative. The lunch or dinner was awesome. Big portions and filling.

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