Wonder Lake, Denali National Park and Preserve

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  • Lovely place to go hiking and if the weather is clear it's a great spot to view Mt Denali (McKinley). Be aware of the wildlife though if you are planning to head off on foot.  more »
  • Wonder lake is just off the main and only road. We saw moose, ducks, beaver, birds etc. When the sky is right you get some wonderful reflections in the lake so bring the good camera, while your phone ...  more »
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  • When I went to see the lake, it was really cloudy and hence couldnt see the mount Mckinley (Denali). The whole reason I spent 5 hours to go to that lake. If you are a camper, you might probably like to camp around, but otherwise if it is cloudy, the whole trip will be for nothing. The lake itself is just like any other lake. The way we planned it: Take the 6:15 or 6:45 am bus to wonder lake. Buy tickets 2 3 days early (available online). Go directly to the wonder lake. Spend 20 mins there. If the view is clear, you can spend the entire day. Else take a best guess and leave. On way back do some moderate hikes around Eielson visitor center or any other points on the way. We did the thorofare ridge trail which is good 1.5 to 2 hour hikes. If weathee clears up you can see denali from here as well. The last bus leaves at 6:30pm from eielson center. We took the 5:30 one to make siee we get a seat. Takes 5 hours to get back. On the entire bus tour, we saw a lot of wild animals: bear, moose, fox, some unintersting birds and caribou.
  • I was there in 2007.One of the best views. You can see the reflection of Mount McKinley / Denali in the water.

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