Called Alaska's most impressive feature, Mount McKinley is North America's highest peak at 20,320 feet. The surrounding six million acre national park is called by its original Athabascan Indian name, Denali, meaning "The High One." From the park entrance, experience activities such as flightseeing, rafting, kayaking, hiking and guided park tours. Shopping and restaurants are available from Healy to Cantwell. Visitors to the park often spot brown bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, and other wildlife. Many opportunities exist for photographing the wildlife and this awe-inspiring mountain which towers above the Alaska Mountain Range.
There is one road into Denali National Park. With the exception of drawing a lottery permit the last week the park is open in September, you can only go into the park by bus. There are tour busses, or the camper/hiking busses that leave from the park entrance.
To get to Denali Park, you can arrive by train from Anchorage or Fairbanks, and it is also accessible by car. There are no scheduled commercial flights into Denali, and Fairbanks is the closest international airport to Denali National Park.