Denali National Park and Preserve Savage River Loop

Denali National Park, Alaska 99755

Denali National Park and Preserve Savage River Loop

Denali National Park and Preserve: Savage River Loop Professional Review and Guide

"On a tight travel schedule or not ready to go off trail? Sample Denali on a rugged 3.8-mile loop to a rocky playground of Dall sheep and panoramas of North America’s tallest peak."

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Denali National Park and Preserve: Savage River Loop Reviews

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6/23/2018
This is a must-do in Denali National Park, and if your time is limited make sure you make it to Savage River. The loop hike is a well maintained, almost flat trail that hugs the Savage River and has some really lovely views of the hillsides and valleys in every direction. There are amazing views of the parks vistas and wildlife. We saw sweet little Arctic ground squirrels, Dall sheep, caribou, snowshoe hares, moose, eagles and other wildlife along the trail. Lots of flowers and leaves are beginning to bust out everywhere. You can drive to the parking lot (which is as far as cars are allowed to drive to in the park) or take the free, convenient Savage River shuttle, which takes you there, drops you off, and is available every hour. This is an easy hike, suitable for all levels. We did the entire loop with tons of dilly-dallying, photo ops, a snack break at the bridge, and several stops to watch marmots and arctic squirrels in less than 2 hours. The views are astonishingly beautiful!
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Trail Information

Denali National Park
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 day
Duration
Denali National Park and Preserve, (907) 683-2294; nps.gov/dena
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Nov 2018