Denali National Park

Denali National Park

Home to the highest mountain in North America, Mt Denali, there is more to Denali National Park than you’d think.

From wildlife to large open areas of tundra, you will be amazed by the immensity of the park.

A 7-hour train journey from Anchorage, with spectacular views of Mt Denali en route, the trip on the Denali star was remarkable.  We travelled in Gold Class, enjoying 360-degree views from the glass domed passenger carriage, and being able to take advantage of the upper level outdoor viewing area.

We also enjoyed breakfast and lunch on board in the full-service dining room on the lower level of the railcar.  Possibly the best salmon dish of our whole trip.

There are many ways to explore the park, but on this occasion, with our limited time available, we opted for the narrated bus tour.  Our trained naturalist was both the driver and narrator and ensured that we didn’t miss any passing wildlife and gave a very in-depth commentary about the park.  Next time I’d spend longer in the park and hike trails or ride the pathways.

During our visit we saw numerous moose, caribou and dall sheep, and of course Mt Denali watches over us from every angle.

Denali national park is also home to the only working dog sled kennel.  You can visit the kennels and learn more about the work that is done with the dogs and enjoy a demonstration. We had time to meet the sled dogs and watch the demonstration, learning about the history of the dogs in the park, and the important role that they still play. We were also there for the very emotional handover of one of the dogs who had retired to its new owners.

Ensure that you make time to drop into the Denali visitor centre where you can watch the park film and check out a variety of exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the Denali area.

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