Denali National Park
Denali, the highest peak in North America, is located in Alaska’s huge Denali National Park and Preserve. In 1917, the area was designated as Mount McKinley National Park, making it the country’s first wildlife preserve of its kind. The Athabascan name for the mountain, which means “the high one” or “the great one,” inspired the park’s new name in 1980.
The park is approximately six million acres in size and is home to a wide variety of ecosystems and wildlife. The park also protects the legacy of the Alaska Natives, gold miners, and mountaineers who have inhabited the area for thousands of years. The natural splendor, scientific advancement, and human drama all come together at Denali National Park and Preserve.