Deep Winter at Denali: Camping is Free!

April 28, 2011 by Editor

On the road between Fairbanks and Anchorage, the highest peak on the continent rises a majestic 20,320 feet. Outside of Alaska, we call it Mt. McKinley, but to Alaskans, it is Denali (“the High One” in Athabaskan).

In summer, the peak of Denali may be visible only one day out of five. Of the 400,000 visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve each year, those in the winter usually see much more of the mountain, snow-clad though it may be.

The preserved area encompasses over six million acres and is truly a wilderness—only one 92-mile long road penetrates the park and private vehicles can only travel the first few miles.

In February, the National Park Services and the residents of nearby communities will host the annual Denali Winterfest. The three-day festivities February 25-27 include snow sculpting, dog sled rides, and family fun.

Winter in Alaska is made for hardy souls, but for those who know how to enjoy it, the deep winter months are beautiful. Denali National Park is open for winter camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dogsledding.

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