United States Alaska Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve

A vast wilderness home to North America's highest peak, abundant wildlife including grizzly bears and moose, and pristine landscapes for exploration.

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Hidden amongst Alaska's widely unexplored tundra, Denali National Park ranks first as the most dangerous in the state, and among the top most dangerous in the country. Exposure to the elements is the primary cause of death at this enormous park, with sudden changes in weather and lack of resources being creating fatal situations. Denali also attracts plenty of mountaineers to its rocky landscape, causing falls to be another major cause of death at the park.

seeker 3 years ago

Fall begins to settle between August and October at this Alaskan national park. The rich green plantlife transforms into deep auburn and cherry red. Enjoy crisp fall weather and endless views into the untouched wilderness, a reflection of autumn in all directions. As summer tourists numbers dwindle and shops close down for the season, the true exclusivity of the gorgeous park during the fall is ideal for romantic getaways and family vacations.

seeker 3 years ago

If you imagine Alaska as a frozen icy tundra year round- we're here to tell you that you are only *partially* right. Denali National Park is a testament to the idyllic temperatures this state has to offer in the height of summer. Explore untouched nature, set up camp, and experience the height of summer at one of the country's most expansive national parks.

seeker 2 years ago

It’s so much more than simply skipping the light pollution up in Alaska’s Denali National Park. It’s about visions of the Northern Lights. The uppermost parts of the reserve close to Fairbanks are best for seeing the Aurora. Winter is prime.

jrfrancis 3 years ago

There is no artificial light interruption throughout the sprawling grounds of Denali National Park, resulting in picturesque views of the magical night sky from almost every angle. Witness the ethereal aurora borealis in the winter and endless unobstructed starry skies throughout the year at this Alaska-based national park.

seeker 3 years ago

I've heard often that Denali is a sprawling and beautiful park, but the weather can be so unpredictable making it difficult to plan time here. I would love the chance to spend time in Alaska exploring this beautiful landscape.

mustangdmv 3 years ago

Denali National Park and Preserve Guides

  • Where To Cool Off This Summer

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Nothing quite like the summertime heat when it's soft and dewy rather than dizzying- and these destinations can get *hot* but in the most temperate way possible- if you know what we mean. If you are considering heading up north for summer, we're here to let you know that you don't need to freeze on icy tundra for a break from the heat. A simple dip in freshwater, a sip of iced tea on a windy shoreline, or hiking up for a breathtaking look at nature are all perfectly acceptable ways of cooling off while making the most of summertime. Let's check out some of the best getaways for an idyllic summer vacation.
  • Places To See Before I Die

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
  • September Fall Foliage Destinations Around The USA

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Early fall is settling in across the US, with cooler temperatures and hotter drinks, fewer crowds, and dreamy warm hues painting the natural landscape. Fall might just be our favorite season, with spicey pumpkin-flavored snacks, cozy layers, and a new way of embracing nature. These are some of our favorite spots to welcome the new season, explore transforming landscapes, and take some autumny-vibes pictures for the gram. From gorgeous forests to iconic national parks, let’s explore this crispy-leaved, auburn-colored season.
  • Best National Parks for Stargazing

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Witness the extravagance of a dark sky filled to the brim with sparkling stars. From desert landscapes to sandy shores- these national parks share the protected night sky in common. This list includes designated "Dark-sky" destinations that display clear views of the milky way in the summertime, and misty hues of green aurora borealis during the frosty winter. Experience firsthand the magic of our universe in the form of endless twinkling lights and planets at our favorite stargazing spots across North America.
  • Most Dangerous National Parks In The USA

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Nothing says summer quite like some exploration into the great outdoors- and the United States is full of epic national parks with breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife to discover. We *love* getting adventurous and taking in the rocky coastlines, picturesque lakes, and towering waterfalls that this beautiful country has to offer- but not without caution. Here is a collection of some of the most dangerous national parks, with consideration into how many deaths occurred and why at each location. This list is in no way trying to keep you away from some fun, just always use common sense and follow expert guidelines during your summer escapades. Better safe than sorry!
  • Road Trip 2022- Alaska

    sb (Sara B)
  • National Parks Bucket List

    mustangdmv (Danielle Call)
    I don't know about you but 2020 has got me dreaming of traveling even more than usual. Since the safest way to travel this year has been outdoor activities I've found myself looking at new ways to explore the outdoors. Here you'll find a few of my National Park wish lists for around the world! #seekerchallenge

Denali National Park and Preserve Articles

  • Denali National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Anyone who’s ever seen Sean Penn’s Into the Wild (2007), a wonderful biopic of the intrepid Alexander Supertramp, should be acquainted with the sheer sublimity of Alaska’s deepest wilderness. That’s precisely what awaits in the eye-wateringly wonderful Denali National Park. Here, glaciers converge on swathes of taiga plains, spruce forests cascade to steppes, tundra crashes […]