Denali National Park and Preserve Favorites

  • Typical river in Denali, Alaska
    Typical river in Denali, Alaska
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  • Merging rivers in Denali, Alaska
    Merging rivers in Denali, Alaska
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  • Kantishna wild blueberries
    Kantishna wild blueberries
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  • 1. Wildlife

    Nowhere that I have been on the North American continent have I seen more impressive and diverse wildlife in such profusion as at Denali National Park. It is one of the few places anywhere that the...

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  • 2. Visitor's Center

    There is a modern visitors center located inside the front entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve at mile 0.7. Here you will find books and souvenirs, interpretative programs, a slideshow, and...

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  • 3. Hiking/ Trails

    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...

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  • 4. Mt. McKinley

    I was pretty bummed returning from my visit to Denali and not having seen the mountain. Fortunately, a friend had better luck and provided me with a photo of what I missed. I read somewhere that the...

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  • 5. Camping/ Lodging

    There are two ways to camp in the park. (1) You can camp in an established camground such as Igloo, Riley Creek, or Wonder Lake. Check with the visitor center for availability. All of these are...

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  • 6. Rafting

    Several tour operators offer raft trips down Denali-area rivers ranging from a few hours to a few days. Prices obviously vary depending on the duration of the trip, plus possible premiums depending on...

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  • 7. Wise Words

    I found this quote about Denali and found it strikingly prescient. I wanted to share it with you:"Mt. McKinley National Park will always be unique and in a...

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  • 8. All around the blueberry bush

    Kantishna in Denali National Park is set in the midst of thousands upon thousands of acres of wild blueberry bushes. In July, the blueberries were amazingly...

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  • 9. Tall, flat and wide

    Before I arrived in Denali, I pictured deep canyons with narrow valleys. I learned upon arriving that my expectations were all wrong. Every thing is bigger,...

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  • 10. Fireweed

    This beautiful flower is abundant all over Alaska. It is edible - the blossoms can be thrown on top of a salad for a vibrant accent. As those living in the...

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  • 11. A study in contrasts

    Our bus driver pointed this sight out to us on the ride into the park. As you may know, glacially-fed rivers are "dirty" looking because of all the silt carried...

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  • 12. Much More than just a Mountain

    Mount McKinley is so overpowering that some visitors seem surprised to learn that there is so much more to Denali National Park and Preserve than just the...

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  • 13. Other Peaks of the Alaska Range

    In addition to Mount McKinley, there are several other very impressive peaks in Denali National Park. In this photo, taken from the banks of the Susitna River...

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  • 14. Denali Plant Life

    Only plants adapted to long, bitterly cold winters and short growing seasons can survive in the subarctic wilderness of Denali. Permafrost underlies much of the...

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  • 15. Glaciers of Denali National Park

    Numerous glaciers, rivers of ice, slowly creak down the slopes of Mount McKinley and surrounding peaks. Some seem to be literally frozen in time, while others...

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  • 16. Driving in Denali National Park

    Most of Denali National Park and Preserve is a roadless wilderness. A single road penetrates 85 miles into the park from the entrance off Alaska Hwy. 3....

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  • 17. How much does it cost to see Denali...

    Park entry fees are 10 $ per family and 5 $ per person, good for seven days. An annual pass is available for 15 $. Prices of the tours are in Must See...

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  • 18. Alpenglow

    Pick up the Alpenglow, a free visitor's guide to Denali National Park and Preserve. They can be found at hotels, restaurants, Vistor's Center and around the...

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  • 19. For more information...

    This is a great website for information about Denali National Park. This is not an "official " website and is not associated with the National Park Service, but...

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  • 20. Nothing Fishy About These Regulations

    If you're like herzog63 or Dave21, you can fairly subsist on fish alone in the Denali Wilderness for weeks on end. Fish eggs and live bait are prohibited, but...

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  • 21. Crowding Ample Fields

    At over six million acres (when including the preserve where hunting is permitted), Denali is among the largest national parks in the system. Conversely, its...

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  • 22. No Pup Tents, Just Pups

    The first several miles of the Denali park road pass through some of the thickest forests in the park, but don't hope to leave the road and scamper into the...

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  • 23. The Essence of Composition

    Denali's reaches are so vast and comprehensive that photographing its wildlife (provided the wildlife cooperate with the photographer) are often bounded by the...

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  • 24. Wet Weather in the Forbidding North

    Overcast skies are familiar sights in Denali. Sunny days are not rare, but extended periods of sunshine are quite uncommon. Within such an environment...

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  • 25. Area Closures

    Certain sections of the park are closed to protect and preserve critical habitat for the park's wildlife. Certain sections close periodically and then re-open...

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