Denali National Park and Preserve Travel Guide


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Plan Your Denali National Park and Preserve Vacation

Denali National Park and Preserve is Alaska's most visited attraction for many reasons: the most accessible of Alaska's national parks and one of only three connected to the state's highway system, the 6-million-acre wilderness offers views of mountains so big they seem like a wall on the horizon; endless wildlife, from cinnamon-color Toklat grizzlies to herds of caribou, to moose with antlers the size of coffee tables; glaciers with forests growing on them; autumn tundra the color of a kid's breakfast cereal.


Denali National Park and Preserve Hotels

There are plenty of options right outside the park entrance, but don’t expect to find anything open in winter.

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Denali National Park and Preserve Restaurants

For eating inside the park, your only option is what you carry in—and don’t forget the bear-proof food container... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Denali National Park and Preserve Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Backcountry hiking: Getting off the road system and into the park's managed units allows for a true wilderness experience, limited... Read more

  • Moose and Bear Safety

    Enjoy moose from a distance! Weighing 1,000 pounds or more, they can get pretty mean despite their harmless appearance; in fact, every... Read more

  • Tent and RV Camping in Denali

    If you want to camp in the park, either in a tent or an RV, there are five campgrounds, with varying levels of access and facilities.... Read more

  • Backcountry Camping

    Only experienced backpackers should consider camping overnight in Denali's wilderness. To try this option, you need to get a special... Read more

  • Plants and Wildlife in Denali

    Thirty-seven species of mammals reside in the park, from wolves and bears to little brown bats and pygmy shrews that weigh a fraction... Read more


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