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  • Denali National Park
    Richard Ventre
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    5 Jan 27, 2014

    A highlight of our Alaska trip. We took the 8 hour bus ride up into the park and it was incredible. We saw caribou, grizzles, a number of different birds.

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    Liza Prado
    5 Jul 30, 2014

    Denali National Park is a majestic place with huge expanses of wild lands, Mount McKinley (the tallest mountain in North America), and an amazing diversity of wildlife; when I was there, I saw dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves, black bears, and eagles. It's an amazing part of the world.

    There also are lots of options for camping in Denali. I spent a week at Wonder Lake, with incredible views of Mt. McKinley about half the time. Reserve a spot early--they fill up fast! And, be sure to bring mosquito repellant, light colored clothing, and even a mosquito head net--the mosquitos and black flies can be brutal is some parts of the park, especially in the summertime.

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    Sara Benson
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    5 Nov 07, 2013

    This park is so vast, you could visit it time and again and not get tired of it. We only had time on our last visit to drive the first 10 miles or so into the park, but even so we found great short hiking trails with incredible vistas. If you really want to see the park's iconic wildlife (megafauna), buy tickets (reservations recommended) to hop aboard the shuttle bus that travels the entire park road into its wilderness interior. Best time to visit may be summer, but we still had a great time right after Labor Day in early September.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersGreen TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Denali National ParkPro 2014
    D'Maris Coffman
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    4 Feb 24, 2013

    Another must see. Not only is there the mountain, but also grizzlies, caribou, moose, and terrific whitewater rafting.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 14, 2012

    I only had two days in Denali National Park as part of a cruise-tour package. It's in the middle of Alaska with almost nothing around it. There are trips and hikes for all skills levels.

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    Travis Katz
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    5 Jul 30, 2014

    One of the most beautiful, rugged parks in north America. We did 2 3-day backcountry trips here, and the wildlife was unbelievable. We saw a mother grizzly with 4 cubs, a wolverine, caribou, bald eagles, you name it. There is a bus that shuttles tourists in and out of the park, but can also drop you off at your destination.

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    Elena Blume
    5 Aug 10, 2012

    Denali National Park is a must go if you will be in Anchorage, Alaska. It is very beautiful. It is fun to watch the wildlife there and the mountains are so goreous.

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    Seth Peimann
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Just returned from the park, it is amazing and the wildlife is plentiful just get out and explore! We had a great trip.

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    Aubrey Gaines
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Absolutely Beautiful. I have never seen a National park that was this amazing! When you see the brown bears and all the moose that are 30 feet from you, you will wonder if any of it is real. Everything imitates the look of a painting and feels of a fun house. For example, the Tundra feels as a sponge or even a cloud that you are walking on! Absolutely Amazing!!! two thumbs up indefinite

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    Annette Freeman
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Wonderful wild scenery, bears, frontiersmen. Missed seeing more of Denali because of clouds, so must go back.

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    Manj
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    4 Jul 03, 2012

    The visit to Denali National Park was the highlight of my trip to Alaska. We went there 2 years ago towards the end of August. The timing was perfect as we were there just in time for fall colors. It was a little hard to spot wildlife with all the different hues of red, yellow and green but we still got to see lots of grizzly bears, moose and elks.

    The Kantishna tour is a must have in your trip. Its a 13 hour bus ride that starts at approximately 8am and in takes you parts of the Denali park that most people are not allowed access to.

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    John Funck
    5 May 06, 2013

    rafting on the river... to the ocean... magic everywhere

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    5 Sep 05, 2012
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    5 Apr 27, 2011
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    5 Oct 25, 2011
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    5 Sep 08, 2012
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    5 Apr 26, 2013
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    5 Jun 28, 2012
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Description

Denali National Park and Preserve is a massive park complex in Alaska’s southern interior. No visitor should come with the expectation of “seeing it all”, as the park covers over nine thousand square miles of rugged wilderness. The highest mountain in the United States, Mt. McKinley, is located in the park, and the Native American name for the mountain, Denali, give the park its name. The park is unique in its extreme wilderness orientation. Though there are maintained trails, it is common and acceptable to hike off the side of the road and into the taiga or tundra. The area is rich in wildlife, including favorites like grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose and wolves. A small town lies at the entrance to the park and offers visitors all necessities. Lodging and food are as modern as they come, if not with a rustic flair.

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