Denali National Park, Alaska

Denali National Park and Preserve is located in Interior Alaska and contains Mount McKinley (Denali), the tallest mountain in North America. North America's highest mountain, Mt. McKinley. Glaciers and a sub-arctic ecosystem are found in Denali National Park and Preserve. An internationally designated bio-sphere preserve, Denali National Park and Preserve is home to abundant moose, caribou, Dall sheep, grizzly bears and wolves.

Denali National Park and Preserve is a place with fascinating Native American culture and history. It offers many opportunities for adventure travel including mountaineering, backpacking, dog-sledding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Things to See & Do

* Wildlife viewing
* Mountaineering & backpacking
* dog-sledding & cross-country skiing
* snowmobiling

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 24,585 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 9 hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Travel Links – The closest major airports to Denali are Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) and Fairbanks International Airport (FAI).
Denali National Park is accessible by car from the George Parks Highway (Alaska Route 3), which runs between Fairbanks and Anchorage. The highway is open all year, although the main road through the park may close at any time due to weather conditions.

During the summer the Alaska Railroad provides daily service to the park. Trains depart from both Anchorage and Fairbanks at 8:15 AM, arriving at noon from Fairbanks and at 3:45 from Anchorage. Trains departing from the park arrive at 8:15 PM in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Rail tickets can be booked through Alaska Railroad.

Consult with a travel agent in either Fairbanks or Anchorage about traveling to the park by bus. Several tour operators provide service during the summer.

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