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Denali National Park and Preserve

4.4
Wildlife Areas · Mountains · River Rafting & Tubing

Popular things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Wildlife Area
Husky Homestead
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mountain
Denali
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt. McKinley--the highest peak in North America, at 6,194 m (20,320 ft). This great expanse of land, which is larger than the state of Massachusetts, is home to some of the largest animal species in the U.S., including grizzly bears, moose, and caribou. Wolves roam the park, and birders delight in spotting golden eagles, ptarmigan, gray jays, and the occasional migratory bald eagle. Many visitors choose to sightsee via the park's bus service, while more adventurous visitors explore more deeply by hiking, biking, mountaineering, and fishing. Use our United States travel planning app to plan your trip to Denali National Park and Preserve and other destinations in United States.

Hidden gems in Denali National Park and Preserve

Farm
Dog Gone It Cantwell
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Wonder Lake
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
Hiking Trail
Mt. Healy Overlook Trail
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Wildlife Area
Mc Kinley Park Rd
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
Wildlife Area
Savage River Loop Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Kantishna Wilderness Trails
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Dog Sledding Tours at EarthSong Lodge Healy
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Hiking Trail
Horseshoe Lake Trail
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Savage Alpine Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Triple Lakes Trail
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Rock Creek Trail
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Denali National Park and Preserve

Scenic Drive
Denali Highway Alaska
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Hurricane Turn Talkeetna
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Byers Lake Talkeetna
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Denali State Park Trapper Creek
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Denali National Park and Preserve

Gift & Specialty Shop
Donna's House of Petals & Gifts Healy
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

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