Denali National Park Alaska
Area: 7370 square miles
Population: 133 (2004 State Demographer est.)
Quick Denali Facts
- It's the only national park patrolled by sled dogs
- It has over three dozen species of mammals, but no reptiles
- It was the site of a short-lived, and disappointing, gold rush
- It's the home of the highest peak in North America (Mt. McKinley)
Alaska - Denali National Park
Denali, the â€œGreat Oneâ€, is the name Athabascan people gave the massive peak that crowns the 600-mile-long Alaska Range. Denali is also the name of this immense national park and preserve created from the former Mount McKinley National Park. At 6 million acres, the park is larger than Massachusetts. It exemplifies interior Alaskaâ€™s character as one of the worldâ€™s last great frontiers for wilderness adventure. It remains largely wild and unspoiled, as the Athabascans knew it.
The rivers are so young and so laden with pulverized rock, called rock flour, that they can wander across their broad, flat valleys to set new channels in a matter of days. The delicate beauty of the tundra plants and the youthful wanderings of the rivers are striking counterpoints to the lofty, isolated, and often cloud-covered grandeur of the Mount McKinley massif.
Special Park features: Touring the Park Road by bus, attending ranger-naturalist programs, mountaineering (advanced registration required), day hiking, backcountry camping (permit required), skiing and dog mushing (winter only).
Denali National Park & Preserve
Box 9, Denali Park, AK 99755
Denali is accessible by road or via the Alaska Railroad from either Anchorage or Fairbanks. In summer a variety of private bus and van services and the railroad operate daily from Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Motel Nord Haven249 George Parks Highway · Healy · Alaska · 99743 · 907-683-4500
We are a 28-room hotel, with all rooms having private baths, queen beds, televisions and phones. We are a non-smoking establishment, and offer roll-away beds and cribs for no extra charge. Our hotel is an exceptional value for lodging at Denali National Park.
Totem InnMile 248.7 Park Hwy · Healy · Alaska · 99743 · 907-683-6500
The Totem Inn is located 11 scenic miles North of the Denali Park entrance, at mile 248.7 Parks Hwy. We are a second generation Alaskan owned and operated, full-service lodging facility.
Things To Do
Castle Rock Outfitters25 Otto Lake Road · Healy · Alaska · 99743 · 907-683-1250
If you're looking for a real Alaskan big game hunting adventure, consider a hunt with Castle Rock Outfitters. We offer a wide selection of hunts in Alaska's wilderness areas that produce excellent big game trophies. They include dall sheep, grizzly bear, giant bull moose, wolf and caribou of Alaska's interior.
Denali Trekking CompanyPO Box 93 · Talkeetna · Alaska · 99676 · 907-733-2566
Denali Trekking Company offers three levels of intensity, as outlined below, for exploring some of Alaska's most magnificent alpine backcountry. Every one of our trips begins with an orientation at our home and base of operations. We go over everyone's equipment and discuss our policies of "No Trace Camping", safety in the field, bear encounter procedures, etc.
Review - "This was a fantastic hiking trip!"
Denali Guides & OutfittersPO Box 93 · Talkeetna · Alaska · 99676 · 907-733-2566
Denali Guides & Outfitters offer the highest quality professionally guided hunts in Alaska.
Denali Raft Adventures Inc.George Parks Highway · Denali National Park · Alaska · 99755 · 888-683-2234
Denali Alaska whitewater rafting in Denali National Park - Experience the Adventure of guided whitewater rafting in Denali.
Denali Wilderness Safaris Inc.Mile 216 Parks Highway · Cantwell · Alaska · 99729 · 907-768-2550
Guided jet boat adventures on the Nenana River at the Denali Park border. Alaska wilderness adventure tours in Denali Alaska national park from the people that live there.