Denali's National Park Service rangers lead five-hour Discovery Hikes in the backcountry wilderness, as well as more leisurely walks at Horseshoe Lake and Savage River. For the more experienced climbers and hikers, the National Park Service also offers guided climbs of both Mount McKinley and Mount Foraker. You are required to register 60 days before the day of ascent and there is an additional fee.

 
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Active and Adventure Review of Discovery Hikes and Mountaineering

Away Travel Expert: Karen Kefauver
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ActiveExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Mountaineering,Trekking and Backpacking,Walking
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Attend a campground presentation and learn about everything from grizzlies to glaciers during informal 30- to 45-minute programs.
  • Check out a Sled Dog Demonstration, where Rangers and dogs work together to demonstrate a traditional Alaskan mode of travel.
  • If you go on a Discovery Hike, which are great fun, expect uneven terrain, small stream crossings, close encounters with dense vegetation, and unpredictable weather.

Address:
Denali National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 9
Denali National Park, Alaska 99755-9998
Parking: Hike times vary, first bus departs 8am
Price: Park entrance: $10 individuals; $20 family


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: (907) 683-2294
Email: dena_info@nps.gov
Price Information: Park entrance: $10 individuals; $20 family
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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