This vast national park and preserve (covering 9,419 sq miles) is the highlight of any trip to Alaska. A two-hour, 125 mile drive south of Fairbanks on Alaska Route 3 (the Parks Highway), is a truly spectacular route. It features the majestic Mount McKinley, natively known as Tanana “the great one”, is the tallest mountain in North America. More than 167 species of birds and 39 species of mammals, including Dall’s sheep, caribou, grizzly bears, moose and wolves inhabit this park.
The landscape is at its most verdant during June, July and August. Beautiful fall colours (and fewer travellers) can be found in early September. The park is open for skiing and dog-sledding year-round. The Denali Visitor Center is open mid-May to mid-September daily. The Eielson Visitor Center is open June to mid-September daily. Private vehicles can access 15 miles of the park and park sponsored bus shuttle rides and tour buses are also available.
Handpicked Holiday Ideas
Selection of recommended holiday itineraries that can be either tailored to your interests and requirements or booked as they are.