Oh this bus tour into Denali National Park was a blast! A full day on dust roads, 11h30 going up and down throughout the canyons and spotting the wildlife. I know it sounds way too long, mainly with kids, but it was totally fine and the girls loved it!
Like a safari tour, it was very exciting to keep our eyes wide open all the time to spot animals. We stopped the shuttle every time we seem to see something interesting and how many times we stopped the bus, quick drawing camera and binoculars! So funny it was to be surrounded by people as much excited as us by the nature!
Apparently, we had a lucky day, we saw 19 grisly in total! It was magical to see mama bear with her cubs.
I feel specially thankful for the shuttle driver we had to explore the park, this kind of passionate and strong woman I admire, not even afraid to bring hordes of tourists on dangerous paths for hours. One of these wonderful ranger you can meet in the natural parks, who are incredible experts investing a lot of energy and passion in their job, always welcoming and smily.
American national parks are definitely a model of nature preservation. Everything is perfectly organized and maintained in good state. The rules are strict to protect the wildlife and no way to explore with your own car. Like in the Galapagos, their policy pays off and we can enjoy, us simple human, the wildlife like it has to be, not disturbed by our presence. Goodbye toundra and mountains! 🏔💚🌲 #alaska #roadtrip #bustour #denalinationalpark #bear #grisly #alaskalove #wildlife #summerbreak #beautifuldestination #colorful #familytime #makingmemories #nature #naturephotography #explore #wanderlust