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Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve

Location: Parks Hwy,  AK

Difficulty: Moderate
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.

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  • Irribre

    Alaska is Amazing… Been three times, and will go again next year!

  • Rodger

    It’s wild that places like this still exist

  • Marcus

    Alaska is gorgeous

  • Lemon

    Hope it stays as beautiful as it is

  • Theo Olivera

    Good hike, long hikes in the park, very scenic and beautiful views all around. Some of the hikes are gnarly (difficult and exhausting) however there are PLENTY where the incline isn;t bad, depending on where you go. Many of the trails are very long and gradual. Very well marked. No major fear of bears, my wife and I are always alert as we have seen them out here, and always at the very least carry bear mace. You can usually shuttle to the more popular trailheads from the visitor center. Denali NP is a must if you’re never been!

  • Edna Daley

    My favorite National Park! Denali makes you feel like you’re on another planet.

  • Ronny Evans

    My dad and I had planned to go this fall, but the nonsense of 2020 got in the way. We pushed our trip to summer 2021. Hopefully it all works out this time! We’ve been wanting to visit for years.

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