Not much on this planet compares to the natural, untamed beauty of Alaska’s Denali National Park. A landmass that encompasses millions upon millions of acres of rivers, mountains, wildlife, and endless sky, experiencing Denali Park firsthand is a necessity for any serious traveler out there.
Though it’s difficult to narrow down the three top reasons why you need to explore Denali National Park, we’re going to give you a few of our favorites.
1. Endless Acres
Denali encompasses 4.7 million acres of national park and 1.3 million acres of national preserve. For scale, the park is bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon combined. That means the environmental exploration, hiking and camping opportunities are absolutely endless.
2. Diverse Flora and Fauna
Many assume that since Denali is located in an Arctic climate, it’s lacking in flora and fauna presentation. Think again. Denali is home to more than 650 species of flowering plants, including one-of-a-kind mosses, lichens, fungi, algae, and other types of tundra-native spectacles.
Where else in North America can you hike, camp, and explore paths while also taking in the awe-inspiring sight of icy glaciers? Glaciers cover a million acres of the Denali Park, some flowing from heights as high as 19,000 feet descending all the way to 800 feet above sea level. These glaciers transport hundreds of thousands of tons of ice every year, creating an unforgettable picture for those observing.
Denali National Park is tucked deep into the Alaska Interior. In order to safely get there with all of your equipment, you’re going to want to consider a sturdy SUV or truck rental from our Alaska 4X4 selection.