The Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska bears a carved-out glacier landscape that boasts fresh waters, tall mountains, valleys and unspoiled dense forest. There are many sights and wildlife to see and observe at this park and preserve.
Many visitors are anxious to visit the "Big Five," some of the most gorgeous and sought-after animals in the park---moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolf and grizzly bear.
Backpacking and Hiking
Backpacking and hiking is prevalent throughout the park. Backcountry camping and hiking allows trekkers to explore the raw side of nature and unchartered paths throughout the park.
Traveling throughout the park is typically explored by foot. Bikes are also encouraged for adventurous guests. There is travel assistance on chartered bus tours or shuttles that drop off visitors at various locations for wildlife viewing or further foot traveling throughout wilderness and subarctic tundras.
Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America and towers over the Denali National Park and Preserve. The surrounding 600-mile Alaskan Range also holds the Denali fault line, which is one of the more remote areas in the park.
Denali is home to more than 650 species of flowering plants. The fungi, lichens and mosses that grow on the glacier slopes are distinct to the area.
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