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Mount McKinley

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
Description: America's tallest peak, this 20,320-foot mountain is the most famous part of this national park.
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Nebraska
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111 reviews 111 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I just went to the main visitor center and did some hiking from there, which is free. I had a wonderful day of hiking and saw such beauty and a lot of wildlife. I am TALL, so taking the bus tour into the park simply isn't an option. The buses are all traditional school buses, with seating designed for kids... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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68 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We took a family trip to Alaska in early June. Denali was one of our best stops. The weather was fabulous. For three days straight we were able to see the mountain top. We were told that you can only see the Mountain top about 20 percent of the time and most of those days are in June. We took... More

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Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were fortunate the day we went into Denali that is was a very clear day and we had wonderful views of Mount McKinley The tour into Denali was great and we were able to see some bears, eagles, dali sheep and partigans. The views were breathtaking and you were in awe with the beauty of it. The tour was... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We spent a cloudy day within Denali National Park, and we saw many animals, but we could not see the mountain. It was shrouded in clouds all day (cloudy days are better for animal viewing, according to our bus guide). Fortunately, the next day we drove out of town and there are many places alongside the road that provide beautiful... More

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Kolkata, India
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Well, there is an airplane service from Denali which will take you round Mt. McKinley and land on a glacier where you can have your own time for 30 mins. But this trip turns out to be more expensive than the one which is run from Talkeetna. If you want to save money, stay for a night at Talkeetna, have... More

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Greensboro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We got lucky and had a beautiful clear day on our way to the park. Stopped about 100 miles south on main highway and had a magnificent view of the mountain.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Saw it as part of a buss tour. Surprising fact, the mountain is only visible 30% of the time, the rest of the time is obscured by clouds. The best time to see it is July.

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Massachusetts
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We saw Mt McKinley from about 100 miles away to the south on the drive to Denali National Park from Anchorage. Watch for the Mt McKinley viewing areas on the ride north. If you are lucky you will get a clear view. Great photo op. The next day at Denali Mt McKinley was completely fogged in.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The tour of Mt McKinley [Denali] park was the most amazing adventure of my life. The broad vistas and autumnal colors were breath taking. The rivers and mountains were awe inspiring. This should be on everyone's Bucket List of sites to visit.

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Flying to Anchorage we had a first good view on this spectacular mountain. We drove more then 250 km's to have a closer look but standing close to the mountain it was completly covered in the clouds. A few days later we saw the mountain from about 50 km's and it was impressive. We watched the mountain for more then... More

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