In Alaska’s heartland, you’ll see the continent’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, and wide expanses of tundra. The forests are teeming with wildlife and bird life ranging from the formidable grizzly to stately herds of caribou to the state bird, the Willow Ptarmigan. Experience summer’s midnight sun or the winter’s northern lights. Wildlife can be seen on the highway that runs by Denali National Park, carrying visitors to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Interior is the original home of Alaska’s Athabascan Indians. Gold miners, farmers and fur trappers later discovered the riches of this region.
Denali National Park
From Nenana, continue south to Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali is the Athabascan name for Mt. McKinley, meaning “the high one.” The area offers hotels, campgrounds and many other visitor services. Recreational opportunities include hiking, rock and ice climbing, photography, wildlife viewing, nature walks, horseback treks and river excursions.
Cities & Towns
Kantishna is a remote settlement deep in the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve. About Kantishna For many, Kantishna provides the...
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