At over six million acres, Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska is certainly not a day trip. But with so much to see and do, you’ll never want to leave. Consistently listed as one of America’s top natural wonders, Denali National Park is among the most picturesque, exciting, and awe inspiring places in the world. Home to Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 feet, and an astounding variety of wildlife (the sheer volume of which makes being here like visiting a zoo) Denali National Park was designated as part of the National Park System in 1917. Its original size is dwarfed by the land area now dedicated to protecting and preserving one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. Here you can go on an adventure like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
Due to the difficulty of navigating the terrain in winter, the largest variety of services and activities are to be had between June and September when guest assistance is fully available and all of the camping areas are open. These are the best times for bicycling, hiking, wildlife viewing, and hunting. Winter invites an entirely different crowd of adventurers. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and dog sledding are popular activities between November and April. Year round Denali National Park finds backpackers and mountain climbers making their ways up, down, and around this massive and glorious park. From the carpets of lush wild flowers to the vast seas of the snow filled valleys, Denali National Park is an escape to a wonderland like no other.
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