Information on Denali National Park

Information on Denali National Park
Denali National Park is found deep in the unspoiled vastness of Alaska. The park has much to offer, but it is most famous for Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America.

Mount McKinley

Mount McKinley's original Amerindian name is "Denali," hence the name of the park. The mountain is 20,320 feet high.

Climbing Registration

Climbers seeking to challenge Mount McKinley in 2009 needed to pay a $200 fee, in addition to the park admission fee. Registration was required a minimum of 60 days in advance of the climbing attempt.

Park Size

The park covers roughly 9,492 square miles. Despite this enormous space, there is only one paved road in the entire park.


The park's most famous animal is the Dall sheep, but there are also both grizzly and black bears, caribou, moose, foxes, wolves and eagles.


The low elevations of the park are home to forest and taiga. The middle area is made up of tundra, and glaciers can be found high in the mountains.


Beyond mountain climbing, the park is also popular for camping and hiking. In the winter, dog-sledding, skiing and snowmobiling are all possible.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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