Denali National Park and Preserve
Location: Parks Hwy, AK
Features: mountain range, peaks, Big five wildlife, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling
Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the center of an Alaskan mountain chain extending 600 miles, the Alaska Range and reaches an elevation of up to 20,310 feet. In it is the Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley which is North America’s highest mountain. It’s a 6 million acre home for wildlife including caribou, moose, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, foxes, wolves, golden eagles and various vegetation. Aside from mountain forests, it also has high alpine tundra and snow peaks. You can see glaciers there like Alaska Range and Mount Foraker with an elevation of 17,400 feet
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Winter activities
Enjoy winter activities with caution like dog sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling
2) Bus shuttle transportation
Private motor vehicles are largely prohibited in the park and preserve but shuttle buses are available from May to mid-September.
3) No overnight
Keep in mind that the park has no overnight camping accommodations. If you plan to stay longer, there are lodges available near the area.