Denali National Park

Located in Interior Alaska, Denali National Park is famous for being home to famed Denali, formerly known as Mt McKinley, which is the highest mountain in North America. The word "Denali" means "the High One." and was named after president William McKinley. Like many other National Parks in Alaska, Denali National Park is home to a diverse population of wildlife. These may include wolves, Dall sheep, bears, moose and caribou.

Alaska Denali National Park
Alaska Denali National Park

The area offers a wide selection of hotels, lodges and cabin properties just outside the Park entrance. Additionally, for a truly rustic experience, you can find Denali National Park lodging at wilderness lodges that are located deep within the park. The Denali Bluffs hotel is one of most popular Denali National Park lodging venues. This 112-room mountainside property is located mile north of the Denali Park entrance at mile 238.4 of the Parks Highway. Every room in this unique Denali National Park lodging location is decorated in an Alaskan theme.

For a luxurious Denali National Park lodging location, take a look at the Denali Princess Lodge. This hotel boasts a luxurious lobby, extensive viewing deck with hot tubs, and a highly rated dining experience on the bluff above the Nenana River, looking out towards Denali National Park.

The 90-mile road into Denali Park has restricted access. Private vehicles are only permitted along the first 14 miles. Since the rest of the area is most definitely worth exploring, you will definitely want to plan to take a Denali National Park tour. If you would like to explore the wildlife on your Denali National Park tour, the Kantishna Wilderness Trails Company is a popular tour operator. They provide a fantastic Denali National Park tour that allows you to explore the habitats that support big-game species such as black bear, grizzly, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf, and wolverine.

If you decide to take a Denali National Park tour by helicopter, you can get a magnificent aerial view of Denali. The professional pilots of these planes land on one of Denali's glacial areas, where you can take a hike along the ice. Denali, Alaska offers a variety of unique and exciting activities for an adventurous vacation. If you are looking for a travel destination that does not fall into the category of same old, same old, it behooves you to plan a trip to Denali, Alaska.

Top image: Christoph Strässler (flickr), CC BY-SA 2.0
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