Backwoods Lodge

The Backwoods Lodge is located only 27 miles south of Denali National Park in the wild and scenic Alaska Mountain Range in the small community of Cantwell. The true nature of the Alaska wilderness still surrounds us. We are located 4 hours north of Anchorage and 2 ½ hours south of Fairbanks. Cantwell offers spectacular views of Mt. Denali and there is an abundance of wildlife, especially moose. The lodge is at the intersection of the Parks Highway and the Denali Highway. The lodge is located in a quiet wooded area and the vast majority of our guests are here to enjoy the solitude away from the hustle and bustle just outside Denali National Park. It is a very scenic drive from Cantwell to the National Park and you’ll arrive in under 30 minutes. Many of our guests begin or end their journey of the Denali Highway at the Backwoods Lodge, as we are located at mile 133.7 on the Denali Highway. The Denali Highway is listed by National Geographic as the #2 scenic drive in the world!