Denali National Park and Preserve Feature

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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 only by time and the strength of your legs. For on-trail hiking try Savage River or Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.

Denali flightseeing: Soar over river valleys and up glaciers to the slopes of Denali to see the continent's wildest scenery. Some tours also offer landings on Ruth Glacier.

Sled-dog demonstrations: Watch half-hour demonstrations at the nation's oldest working dogsled kennel. Since the 1920s, sled dogs have been hauling rangers and workers to Denali's interior.

Rafting trip: Experience Denali in its wild rapids or serene flat water.

Bus to Wonder Lake: It takes all day, but your chances of spotting wildlife are excellent. And from Wonder Lake the view of the massive slopes of Mt. McKinley—Denali—is something you'll never forget.

Updated: 01-2014

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