Denali National Park
Amazing U.S. National Parks
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This place is not for the faint of heart or the feeble of body. This is Alaska wilderness — six million acres of it (in metric, HUGE!), dramatic, deep and dangerous. But stunning nonetheless. Centred around Mount Denali at 6190 metres above sea level, the entire massive space is divided more or less up the middle by one road. That’s it. If you travel to Denali, go fully prepared. For just about anything from snow to grizzly bears.
While there are eight hotels near the park entrance, the more adventurous traveller will definitely opt to stay at the remote lodge, deep in backcountry. The area of this park is larger than the state of New Jersey (which, we think, is safer...), and visitors do get lost. It is enjoyed mostly by experienced outdoors people, mountaineers, and those not scared of bears...
What Denali National Park offers, that no other USA national park can claim, is an unadulterated view of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights; it is situated within the ring of the north around which they are readily visible and beyond spectacular. It’s almost worth the risk!