Hiking/ Trails, Denali National Park and Preserve

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  • Denali National Park
    Denali National Park
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  • Horseshoe Lake trail
    Horseshoe Lake trail
    by mrclay2000
  • With good friends at Denali National Park, Alaska
    With good friends at Denali National...
    by victorwkf
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    Horseshoe lake on a cloudy morning hike

    by goingsolo Updated Jun 21, 2007
    Denali National Park

    Favorite thing: Horseshoe lake can be reached via a pretty short trail near the Denali visitor's center. If I'm remembering correctly, the trail was about 2 miles round trip and had only minimal elevation gain. The views of the lake, and the surroinding mountains, are spectacular, even under the typically cloudy conditions that surround Denali.

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    Ice

    by victorwkf Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Ice & snow at Denali National Park, Alaska

    Favorite thing: There was still a lot of ice & snow when I was there in spring 1998, especially on the higher passes of the park. So be prepared if you want to do hiking in Denali National Park during the spring season.

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    The Pre-Meditated Paucity of Paths

    by mrclay2000 Written Aug 14, 2003

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    Horseshoe Lake trail

    Favorite thing: Like other Alaska parks, Denali deliberately offers few developed trails. All of these are located near the park entrance, to wit: the Taiga Trail, the Mt Healy Overlook Trail, the Morino Loop Trail, the Horseshoe Lake Trail, the Triple Lakes Trail (with two trailheads) and the Rock Creek Trail (which ends at the Park Headquarters a few miles beyond the Visitor Center). Elsewhere you are expected to beat your own path, avoid the single file custom of exploration in most national parks, and leave no trace of your trek.

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    Trekking (hiking)

    by victorwkf Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Trekking at Denali National Park, Alaska

    Favorite thing: I particularly enjoy doing some simple treks with my friends. The weather was good and the scenery was fantastic, only thing is to look out for wild animals and sudden change in the weather:)

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    Flowers

    by victorwkf Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Colours of flowers, Alaska

    Favorite thing: Some flowers have started to bloom in springtime at the park, creating beautiful colours across Denali National Park as well as the rest of Alaska.

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    Friends

    by victorwkf Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    With good friends at Denali National Park, Alaska

    Fondest memory: Hiking and exploring the park with a group of cheerful friends really brightened up my stay at the park. This photo was taken during a short break during the Horseshoe Lake hike.

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    Lakes

    by victorwkf Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Gentle reflection at Horseshoe Lake, Alaska

    Favorite thing: There are several lakes in the park, including mirror lake and horse-shoe lake. Thiese lakes add an additional touch to the beautiful landscape and wildlife in the national park.

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    Viewpoints

    by victorwkf Written Jul 26, 2003

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    Beautiful photo of Denali National Park, Alaska

    Favorite thing: There are many superb viewpoints as you journey through the park due to the open spaces of the tundra, unlike if you are in a forest area. There are many opportunities for photography here.

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