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 DENALI
NATIONAL PARK
EST.1917 TM
INTERIOR ALASKA
Alaska’s #1 Attraction
More than 6 million acres of forest, tundra, glaciers & wildlife
Denali National Park
Denali National Park and Preserve is visited by over 500,000 people each year, and no wonder. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including moose, bear, wolf, eagle, lynx and caribou which can be seen by visitors against a backdrop of impressive scenery. The wilderness of Denali National Park encompasses 160 miles of the Alaska Range which is dominated by Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley).
Denali is the highest mountain in North America at 20,310 feet. The name Denali is based on the Koyukon Athabaskan name of the mountain, Deenaalee (“the high one”).
The 92-mile Denali Park Road parallels the Alaska Range. It is the only road in the park. During summer private vehicles may drive the first 15 miles of this road, to a place called Savage River, after which you can take a hop-on, hop-off park shuttle bus or one of the tour buses. The road to Savage River is paved, and features numerous pull-outs with photo opportunities. Denali can be seen as early as Mile 9 and wildlife can sometimes be seen on this stretch of road.
Denali National Park is a about a two-hour drive (125 miles) from Fairbanks.
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Entry Fees
Park Entrance Fee $10.00 7-day entry permit
(Youth 15 or younger are free)
Denali Annual Pass $40.00 Valid for 12 months Covers up to four adults
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Denali Visitor Center
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Horseshoe Lake
McKinley National Park Airport
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Campground
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Photo: State of Alaska/Brian Adams
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