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Horseshoe Lake Trail, Denali National Park and Preserve

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  • Not a difficult trail and very enjoyable. Watch for wildlife and birds....they were everywhere! The lake was clear and babbling brooks made the visit even more exceptional. 
    Not a difficult trail and very enjoyable. Watch for wildlife and birds....they were everywhere! The lake was clear and babbling brooks made the visit even more exceptional.  more »
  • Great one mile hike around a beautiful lake. A few steps going down (and then back up) but not strenuous. Take the short trail to the beaver dam before continuing on a loop trail back to the trail... 
    Great one mile hike around a beautiful lake. A few steps going down (and then back up) but not strenuous. Take the short trail to the beaver dam before continuing on a loop trail back to the trail...  more »
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  • Decided to go on the Horseshoe Lake Trail as it was very close and was not strenuous at all. There is a decent descent down to the like but it was a nice path with great views of the mountains and lake. The lake was very reflective and allowed for great photographs. Along the trail there was a nice beaver dam at the lake. With many stops for pictures and along the river and lake, the total hike was still only about 1.5 hours. The ascent back to the street level may be a little tiring at the end, but it's a nice path and plenty of room to pull over and rest. Great introductory way to see Denali Park.
  • Excellent day! The guide new the area well and pointed out mountains and areas with history. I loved that she explained to everyone how to ride the horse going up hill and down, the kids really enjoyed the experience knowing the tidbits of how to ride and what to expect. Breezy beautiful day! Highly recommend! Don’t forget to tip you guide!

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