You might need more than a day to explore six million acres of incredibly wild lands! Denali National Park is a beautiful, tranquil and secluded part of Alaska - and it's simply stunning!
With one road to travel along, you can explore the low elevation forests, the alpine tundra or the crisp white snowy mountains. It is also home to North America's tallest peak - Mount McKinley! (Standing at over 20,000 feed!)
If it's wildlife you love, then Denali National Park is certainly a place you will love! There are animals large, and small - and this is an experience you will never get in a zoo. They roam how they have done for thousands of years, and will continue to live for years to come.
The park is open year round, and there are activities suitable for all athletic levels. However, keep in mind that winter can be challenging!
During summer, you can hike along the trails, or explore off the beaten track a little bit if you want to be a bit more daring!
Sled dogs have been an important part of Alaskan life for a very long time, so why not stop and say hi tot he dogs during your time there! Daily during summer you can join one of their ranger-led demonstrations, and in winter you can actually discover some fun adventures of the rangers!
Winter also brings shoe-shoeing and skiing, just to name a few amazing ways to see the park!
If you are REALLY adventurous, why not head out backpacking in the national park, or climb some of the mountains. But make sure before you head out you have experience and are fully prepared.
Denali National Park is a true unspoilt North American beauty!
Denali Park Road is the only road access in the park. There are bus rides along the road, or you can drive to the entrance Check the status of the road before you go, depending on the season.
The entrance is along Alaska Hey 3 and is about 240 miles north of Anchorage.
Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times!
There are so many adventures for students! The park can help you with kids camps, lesson plans and field trips. Make Denali your classroom!
While the park is trying to make the area as accessible as possible, there are some obstacles because of the remoteness of the region. Call ahead to check on your specific situation.