What to do and see in Healy, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 13, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Healy is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the borough seat of Denali Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 1,021 at the 2010 census, up from 1,000 in 2000.
Restaurants in Healy

1. Black Diamond Resort Company

One Mile Otto Lake Road, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
Excellent
71%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Black Diamond Resort Company

Reviewed By Captnslow - North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

we booked this excursion and were not disappointed. The Covered Wagon ride was about 35 min. Gives you a real eye opening account on how settlers traveled way back when. Our guides and driver were friendly and shared their knowledge of the area. It was a cool evening when we were there and blankets were provided. The dinner was served family style with plenty provided. Salmon of course, but also ribs and chicken. salad and vegetables along with dessert. Ice tea, hot tea and coffee provided. Food servers were courteous. Good illumination, ADA accessible Restrooms were outside port a potty type, The dining room was clean but the cabin was rustic.

2. Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge

Mile 4.0 Stampede Road, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 26 reviews

Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge

Reviewed By Irish311 - Buffalo, New York

This is an amazing thing to do. Courtney and Bryan were just amazing. Truly good people who really love their animals and what they do. The dogs were so friendly and treated so well. They were all so smart and trained amazingly. The sledding itself is an experience like none I've had. It's just so beautiful out there. Just at peace with wilderness. I suspect this experience may some day make us home owners in Alaska. Thank you so much for such a great day.

3. Holy Mary of Guadalupe Catholic Church

Carbon Way, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743 +1 907-683-2535
Excellent
75%
Good
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Poor
25%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Holy Mary of Guadalupe Catholic Church

Holy Mary of Guadalupe is the Catholic Church located in Healy, Alaska, providing religious services to the local communities of Denali and Tri-Valley.

Reviewed By Billb1375 - Auburn, CA

Very friendly small church. Local parishioners made us feel very welcome. Since the local priest had medical problems, a visiting retired priest conducted the service which worked out fine. It's always nice to meet locals away from the tourist traps.

4. Denali Visitor Center

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK +1 907-683-9532
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Denali Visitor Center

Reviewed By work-to-travelMI - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Compared to other NP and state centers this one disappointed us. We visited in September and the front entrance was torn up, so access to the bathrooms was challenging, so you had to go through the back entrance and up the stairs and they were not well marked. The rangers seemed overworked and appeared to have end of season fatigue. Our British acquaintance from the Denali Explorer Cruise Train had the most embarrassing experience: They went on a guided hike with a ranger and got lost, so the group of hikers took the initiative and found the way back to the visitor center for this ranger in the rain.

On the bright side: The Tourism Information Center downtown Fairbanks is amazing!

5. Denali Park Zipline

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Excellent
95%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 340 reviews

Denali Park Zipline

Soar through the boreal forest and over the tundra on the only zipline tour in the Denali National Park area in Alaska! Certified guides will lead you along 6 suspension bridges and 8 thrilling ziplines, including the dual racer finale! 3 hour tours, May – September.

Reviewed By xoxofreedom77 - Peoria, Illinois

Wonderful experience. Guides were great and made it super fun. Everything felt very safe and the equipment was high quality. If you are a frequent zipper then you might find these are a little shorter and not as high as "extreme" zipping; however they were still worth the amazing views.

6. Denali ATV Adventures

Mile 238.6 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 987 reviews

Denali ATV Adventures

Denali's premier ATV tour company! 4 different guided tours in the Denali area. We use both 4-wheeler ATVs and 2-6 passenger side-by-side ATVs(tandem seating 4-wheelers not used due to safety concerns). Oldest customer to date: 105! We have car seats and booster seats for young children. All riding and rain gear (if necessary) provided.

Reviewed By Amy B

Jack, Dylan and Eric were wonderful guides! Had a great time on the ATV we had a very nice sunny day weather was perfect. The information about the area was great learned several things I did not know already and this was my 4th trip to the Denali area. Great job, fun time! Amy

7. Nenana Raft Adventures - Day Tours

Mile 238 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 230 reviews

Nenana Raft Adventures - Day Tours

Reviewed By Happy73358059 - Saint Louis, Missouri

This was the best of the best of my Alaskan 2 week vacation. Out guide Jodi was extremely knowledgeable, fun and enthusiastic about our adventure. Would totally recommend this to anyone touring Alaska!!!!Thank you. We think he's great, too. Come back and see us.

8. Denali Tundra Tours

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 237 reviews

Denali Tundra Tours

Experience the real Alaska with Denali Tundra Tours! Denali Tundra Tours offers both ATV and non-ATV tours, both rated as some of the best tours for sightseeing in the Denali area! Denali Tundra Tours' Alaskan Argo ATV Adventure features the amphibious Argo- locally know as the ATV of Alaska. Look out over the perfect Alaska tourist attraction: Eight Mile Lake, a tundra jewel surrounded by wildflowers. Scan the valley using provided tripod-mounted spotting scopes. Get to know the light-footed mobility of our 2- seated Argo Frontier-580 amphibious ATVs or the comfort and easy handling of a 4-seated Kawasaki Teryx. Enjoy the view from the exclusive comfort of our Pavilion and Viewing Gallery on the wilderness ridge that we call Flat Top. The spotting scopes reveal nearby giant Glacial Erratics. Often times there is wildlife to be seen along the way: caribou, moose, bear, wolf, or ptarmigan. On a clear day, you will be able to view Denali itself. Let Denali Tundra Tours take you there. We host four guided tours daily along the historic Stampede Trail which is surrounded by Denali National Park on three sides. Custom Tours can be arranged. Weather is NOT an issue on the Stampede Wilderness ATV Adventure as the machines are covered and float through any water we encounter. We'll keep you warm and dry while you explore the Alaska taiga and tundra. The Alaskan Tundra Picnic Tour last 3.5 hours and is a van-based tour (non-ATV) and the only historical tour directly north of Denali National Park! On this tour you will visit the historic community of Healy Alaska, nearer to the Denali National Park entrance than any other year-round community. Along the way you will learn local secrets and visit points of interest with plenty of opportunities to get out and take pictures. We’ll pay a visit to Rose’s Cafe to pick up our pie and optional picnic meal before setting out the Stampede Road to see Denali and enjoy the sights at Denali Tundra Tours’ exclusive wilderness pavilion. The site overlooks Eight Mile Lake and Eight Mile Cabin, the only other man-made structures visible within the thousand square mile vista that unfolds from this ridge top perch. Learn about life in a rugged mountain town while scouting for wildlife; relax by our stone fire pit while your knowledgable Alaskan tour guide entertains you with stories and local legends.

Reviewed By riley274 - Portland, OR

The Johns were great at leading the tour, making sure people had fun, and communicating what things were happening. Callie had superb guest service, showing that she was glad the guests had chosen Denali Tundra Tours. Very homey feel. Totally worth it!

9. Denali Outdoor Center

Mile 238.9 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Excellent
78%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Denali Outdoor Center

Denali Outdoor Center (D.O.C.) is a full-service outfitter offering whitewater rafting, mild-water float trips, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking adventures on the boundary of Denali National Park, Alaska. We also offer lakeside nightly cabin rentals and camping at our premier location in Healy, Alaska on the shore of Otto Lake.For convenience, we have 2 office locations, one at Denali Park and the other in Healy, just 10 minutes north of the park entrance. We also provide free shuttle service to and from all local lodging, AKRR Depot, Denali Park Visitor Center and the Wilderness Access Center.Our operating season is from mid-May to mid-September and we are open 7 days from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Our winter hours are M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm Alaska Time.

Reviewed By Matt_Vernon456 - Valleyford, Washington

Our family of 7 (children aged 14,12,11,9,5) went on the 2 hour Scenic Wilderness Raft Tour on Aug 14, 2017. They were very efficient getting us checked-in and into our dry suits. Quickly got us via bus to the drop-in point. Thorough safety instructions given. The raft had some beautiful scenery with periodic class II to mild class III rapids. Our guide was very good at steering us for maximum "splashage" in the rapids. The scenery was beautiful. Outside of the rapids, he allowed my wife and I a chance to row and steer the boat. Very personable and kind guide.

The two negatives were the rafting did get a little old after awhile (for myself and several of the older children). No wildlife seen. Slower pace. I do recognize that we were restricted from a more adventuresome ride due to the age of our children. The other negative was the cost of the company photo of us on the raft. It was a very nice photo, but cost an extra $25 for one photo or $40 for both (they took 2 different ones). After spending $530 for a 2 hour trip for our family of 7, it just seemed tacky not to include the photo as part of the trip.

10. Black Diamond ATV Tours

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 394 reviews

Black Diamond ATV Tours

Reviewed By Mike L - Webster, New York

We rented a side by side and had fun on the trails. Its not just driving down a road, so it's a little adventurous, but most people should be able to handle it. The tour guides were great; very knowledgeable and pleasant. The machines were in good shape and the scenery was beautiful. A meal was included and it was excellent as well.

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