Rising 6,168 m (20,237 ft) above sea level, Denali is the tallest mountain in North America and the center of Denali National Park. Also known as Denali, it has two significant summits. The taller South Summit is the third most prominent peak in the world. Five glaciers slide down the slopes of the mountain. Every year the park draws hundreds of thousands of visitors eager to take a close look at the mountain's majesty. However, you won't necessarily be able to see the peak; it's often completely obscured by clouds, even on a clear day. Arrange to visit Denali and other attractions in Denali National Park and Preserve using our Denali National Park and Preserve online sightseeing planner.
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We took the bus as far as we could, which unfortunately due to a landslide was not even halfway into the park, but we still enjoyed the five-hour round trip ride and the expertise of our driver and... more »
we lucked out by having Jeremy (?) as our park shuttle driver (red bearded fellow). He spotted so many animals- dall sheep, moose, caribou, bear, 2 types of grouse, a hawk owl, a willow ptarmigan and.... more »
We've seen wildlife on every trip, Caribou and Moose! 👍
What a beautiful place to visit! I was there in January and I’ve heard it’s not the best time to visit, but it was still so beautiful! Nothing... and I mean nothing... is open. Not even the visitors center, which I knew before going. I really wish there was some place I could have stopped to get a little information, but there was hardly anyone there visiting so I understand why they wouldn’t have anything open. Not much of the park is open, I think only the first 3 miles. But it was still great to visit and I could take my time driving around, stopping and taking pictures whenever I wanted. I’m glad I had a 4 wheel drive, I’m sure a 2 wheel with good tires would be fine, but for a winter visit I would try and go with a 4 wheel drive. Worth the drive from Fairbanks for me!
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