Touring through Denali is unlike other U.S. national parks because there is only one road, and few trails. This glorious park is well designed to preserve the park, protect the wildlife, and lighten the impact of human visitors.
Denali Park Road is 92 miles long, with only the first 15 miles open to private vehicles. Going deeper into the park requires park buses. Additionally, most of the park does not have trails; those that exist are less than five miles long and primarily near the entrance. This is to minimize maintenance in this extremely remote and unserviceable place.
There are 39 species of mammals, including caribou, moose, bear, wolves; and 169 species of birds. With over 650 plant species in an environment of forest, tundra, and glaciers, there are numerous habitats. In addition, majestic Mt. McKinley looms at 20,320 feet offering…
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