Denali National Park, Alaska

Mount McKinley is in the center of the expansive area known as Denali National Park. McKinley is the tallest peak in North America. President Wilson signed a bill making Denali a National park on February 26, 1917. The park covers 7407 square miles while the preserve covers 2037 square miles. The park was originally name Mount McKinley National Park after the sitting president when it was originally formed but was later changed to Denali National Park after some controversy in 1980. Denali means the high one , referring to the mountain, in the Native American language of Athabaskan. The park is home to a large array of fossils and is a little over 15 covered by glaciers. There is a large variety of plant and wildlife including bears, eagles, sheep, moose, caribou, and many other birds and mammals.

Denali National Park Info


Denali National Park

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News

National Park Service Shifts Focus to Recovery Operations After Flight-seeing Crash near Denali

TALKEETNA, Alaska – The National Park Service has lifted a temporary flight restriction over Denali National Park and Preserve and is working on plans to determine if and when recovery operations can begin at the site of a flightseeing plane that crashed on Aug. 4.

Search and Recovery Operations Halted in Search for Downed Flightseeing Aircraft

TALKEETNA, Alaska – A search and rescue crew from the National Park Service has reached the sight of a flightseeing plane that crashed over the weekend and has confirmed four of the passengers are deceased and the fifth is unaccounted for and presumed dead.

Search Resumes for Flightseeing Plane Crash

TALKEETNA, Alaska – A temporary flight restriction is in place over part of Denali National Park and Preserve as search and rescue crews continue to look for the sight of a flightseeing that crashed more than 36 hours ago.

Denali National Park Photos

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Gyrfalcon taken in Denali National Park

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At the water's edge

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Elaine and Jeff ready to hike in Denali

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Ahh...

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Back to school in Denali National Park

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Horseshoe Lake from above

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Onwards and upwards (not!)

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Natural history tour, Denali National Park

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22A chill was definitely in the air.

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Elaine at a trailhead in Denali National Park

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On the trail

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Descending the stairs at the beginning of Horseshoe Lake Trail in Denali National Park

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Natural history tour, Denali National Park

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Elaine at a trailhead in Denali National Park

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Grinnin' idiot

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Horseshoe Lake from above

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Elaine in her element

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Lush swamp grass

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Incredibly long beaver dam on Horseshoe Lake