Denali National Park
Rank: Top 300
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: United States of America
Denali National Park and Preserve is a national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska, centered on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. The park and contiguous preserve encompasses more than 6 million acres (24,500 km2). The national preserve is 1,334,200 acres (5,430 km2). On December 2, 1980, a 2,146,580 acre (8,687 km2) Denali Wilderness was established within the park. Denali's landscape is a mix of forest at the lowest elevations, including deciduous taiga. The preserve is also home to tundra at middle elevations, and glaciers, rock, and snow at the highest elevations. The longest glacier is the Kahiltna Glacier. Wintertime activities includes dog-sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowmachining. [More Details]
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