Denali, Denali National Park and Preserve

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Rising 6,168 m (20,237 ft) above sea level, Denali is the tallest mountain in North America and the center of Denali National Park. Also known as Denali, it has two significant summits. The taller South Summit is the third most prominent peak in the world. Five glaciers slide down the slopes of the mountain. Every year the park draws hundreds of thousands of visitors eager to take a close look at the mountain's majesty. However, you won't necessarily be able to see the peak; it's often completely obscured by clouds, even on a clear day. Use our Denali National Park and Preserve vacation builder to add Denali and other attractions to your Denali National Park and Preserve vacation plans.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The mountains are majestic and the Park has plenty of wildlife though you may see only a little or a lot, depending on luck. Luck is involved in getting a clear view of Mt Denali as it is cloudy 70% o...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Had a really nice visit to DNP and stayed at Savage River Campground, I usually like to stay at Tec. but it was booked. The campground was really well maintained and the camp host, I think his name wa...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We had an 8 hour bus tour through the park. We saw Mt Denali as it was a sunny day. Only about 30% of the visitors are able to see the entire mountain due to the cloud cover. We saw many caribou, eagl...  more »

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Where to stay in Denali National Park and Preserve

Six campgrounds sit inside Denali National Park; five are open in summer and one provides camping year-round. A few privately owned wilderness lodges occupy private land within the park. Most visitors stay outside the park in hotels, motels, lodges, inns, and bed and breakfasts. You'll find most of these in the towns of Healy and Cantwell, 17.7 km (11 mi) and 48.3 km (30 mi) south of the park, respectively. Most businesses list their address as a milepost. The park's entrance sits at mile 237 on the highway, with mile markers increasing as you head north.
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