About Denali National Park

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2009

Denali National Park and Preserve is located in Interior Alaska and contains Mount McKinley, named after former US President William McKinley. It is one of the world’s greatest places for viewing wildlife and bird species amid a spectacular mountain backdrop. Wildlife viewing is a popular summertime activity at Denali, with grizzly bears, moose, caribou, dall sheep, foxes and wolves roaming in the park. Bird watchers have a vast array of over 130 species of birds that may be found in Denali at various times throughout the year. Wintertime recreation includes dog-sledding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling where allowed.

The stunning glacial landscapes and other geological wonders also make Denali a favourite for hikers and photographers. Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America, at a height of approximately 20,320 fett. It is commonly known as Denali, which means the great one in the Athabascan language.

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