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Denali National Park and Preserve

Location
Alaska
Formed
26 February, 1917
Area
4,740,911.16 acres
(19,185.8 km2)
Visitors in 2017
642,809

Denali National Park and Preserve is a national park and preserve located in Alaska Interior, centered on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. The park and contiguous preserve encompasses more than 6 million acres (24,500 km). The national preserve is 1,334,200 acres (5,430 km). On December 2, 1980, a 2,146,580 acre (8,687 km) Denali Wilderness was established within the park. Denali's landscape is a mix of forest at the lowest elevations, including deciduous taiga. The preserve is also home to tundra at middle elevations, and glaciers, rock, and snow at the highest elevations. The longest glacier is the Kahiltna Glacier. The park received 587,412 recreational visitors in 2016. Wintertime activities includes dog-sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmachining.

Learn more on Wikipedia.

Visitor Centers

Eielson Visitor Center
Denali Visitor Center

Airports Nearby

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)
121 mi / 2 hours 5 mins
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
244 mi / 4 hours 16 mins

Towns Nearby

Healy
13.1 mi / 18 mins

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.