Home to North America's highest mountain, Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses more than 6 million acres of varied settings.
The ice- and snow-covered Alaska Range, stretching for more than 100 miles, peaks at the 20,320-foot-tall Denali. The park’s remoteness, coupled with strict mandates to protect wildlife habitat and large-scale functioning ecosystems, have helped this special place remain much as it has for millennia. Visitors are attracted and inspired by the massive scale of the mountains, sweeping natural landscapes and wildlife. Scientists value the number of large predators, such as grizzlies and wolves, as well as the number of prey species that move unhampered across the landscape.
The ‘Great One’ speaks! Last summer Frank and I were privileged to visit Denali National Park and stay at Camp Denali, which sits on a hillside just 28 miles across from the crest of Mount Denali. The cabins are spread out across the hill, almost inconspicuous among scattered spruce trees.…
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