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Address: , Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Description: America's tallest peak, this 20,320-foot mountain is the most famous part...
America's tallest peak, this 20,320-foot mountain is the most famous part of this national park.
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If you have not had the opportunity to view this mountain in person, you are missing out. Our guide told us that only 15% of people see the mountain out of the clouds and we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you have not had the opportunity to view this mountain in person, you are missing out. Our guide told us that only 15% of people see the mountain out of the clouds and we were lucky enough to be part of that small percentage.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's fricken mount mckinley! It's like the Catalina Wine Mixer! You simply have to see it. Tallest mountain inn America. And fricken beautiful.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If only the weather was clear.....we saw Mt.McKinley in the distance and part of it covered by the clouds as it was a cloudy, windy day. This part of the country is beautiful, isolated, except there were a couple of cyclists in this remote region!! Amazing!! The grizzlies were out and about but in the distance, so remember to bring... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Mt. Denali was obscured by clouds all day until we reached our turnaround point at Wonder Lake. There were still clouds, but we were able to see and photograph the majestic north peak. Easy to believe when the locals say the Big One has its own weather system.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Seeing the top half of Mt. McKinley is very elusive due to the cloud coverage. While staying at the Princess Wilderness Lodge over a three day period we saw parts of it. You can request the hotel staff to call you when it is out-even at 2am.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Actually saw it the top of it as the clouds moved at the right time. Very fortunate. It is a bit difficult to know if you are seeing Mount McKinley but when you see it, it is a lot taller than the other mountains around. The guides advise you where to look

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Wow, just wow. Observing this snow-clad 20,000 footer peak was an amazing experience and a high point of our entire visit to Denali National Park. We were lucky to be there on a clear sunny day but that was cherry on the top I guess.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Wish I had spent more time- it was breathtaking and there is so much to see and do in the area.

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although we didn't get to see Denali Mountain itself on our park tour we did see it the following day from the McKinley Express on our trip to Anchorage. It is HUGE!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We did not expect to see the mountain completely as this is rarely possible as it has its own micro climate and is often shrouded in cloud. The setting is amazing as it rises from flatter land around it rather than being a high peak among a whole range. The postcards sell well!!

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