The Maclaren River Lodge, from the river
Making arrangements with the Maclaren River Lodge, we made reservations to use their camp located several miles up the river to access the glacier, and then canoe back down the river to the Lodge several days later. Maclaren River Lodge is located at Mile 42 of the Denali Highway, a 130+ dirt road that skirts the southern edge of the Alaska Range between Cantwell and Paxson Alaska, and is arguably one of the finest back roads in America. Alan and Susie did a great job of getting us set up for the end of their remote-camp season and fielding all the logistical questions we had. Bottom line, a very remote and primitive camp, but well outfitted for our needs. By way of defining "primitive" large expedition tents are provided, as well as cots, camp chairs, and firewood. One must bring their own camping gear, including food and cooking facilities.