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-Interesting Facts-
* Over 15% of Denali National Park's landmass is covered with glaciers. However, over 8% of all the glacier ice has been lost since 1950.
* Known for its seismic activity, Denali National Park averages an incredible 3,000 small earthquakes per year within park boundaries.
* Denali’s highest peak stands at 20,310 feet, making it the tallest peak in North America.
When to visit?
Summer in Denali National Park is the most crowded time of year. Thousands of visitors pack the park as temperatures rise to a perfect 50 to 75°F for months.
Fall in Denali is the best time of year to see Alaska's amazing Northern Lights. The phenomenon occurs year-round, but mid-September through late April is prime time.
Winter  Talk about a winter wonderland! Denali National Park is winter sports heaven. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing—you can do it all at Denali.
Spring is a beautiful time of year at Denali National Park. Temperatures can remain at freezing or below until late March, but after that spring starts to take hold. 
Where to stay?
* Savage River Campground is one of the most beautiful RV campgrounds in Denali National Park. It sits along the Savage River at mile 13 on the Denali Park Road.
* Riley Creek Campground is the only RV campground within Denali that is open year-round. However, it’s close to Highway 3 and the visitor center, which can make it noisy. On the other hand, there are plenty of amenities.
* Denali RV Park & Motel If you need more amenities, this park is for you. Located just 10 minutes from Denali National Park. It offers WiFi and full baths with showers. 
What to do?
* Try a day hike down the gentle two-mile Horseshoe Lake Trail. For the more adventurous hikers, try the 9.5-mile long Triple Lakes Trail.
* Test your mountaineering skills by climbing the highest peak in North America at over 20,000 feet.
* Take the Savage River Shuttle down to one of the most beautiful places to go mountain biking in the world—the Teklanika River!  
To see where you could visit Denali National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 33 suggested itineraries here. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent.

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 23/03/2021

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