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Mount McKinley

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Lubbock, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were very fortunate to have good weather both on our flightseeing day and on our Tundra Wilderness Tour day for viewing the mountain. It is very impressive. The fact that it rises from about 3,000 foot elevation of the surrounding terrain to over 20,000 feet is something that is hard to appreciate unless you see it.

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bangalore
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were blessed with beautiful weather when we visited Denali National Park in August 2014. Mt. Kinley was visible the entire day and from every angle. We took the shuttle bus and not the tours because it is better, gives you fleibility and is cheaper than the organised tours. Mt McKinely stands out white, proud and grand against the dark... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We saw Denali for 2 days with crisp, clear views! So very beautiful! Saw lots of animals. The Princess Lodge is so much fun with a huge porch to enjoy the fantastic views. Bar had some real fun bartenders, too!

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Jeannette
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

we saw McKinley from the Denali Tundra tour and it was cloudy at first but then cleared up as the evening progressed, which happens a lot our guide said. Recommend afternoon tundra tour.

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delaware
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Following advice of TripAdvisor contributors, we took a six hour shuttle bus. We had heard stories of people not being able to see the mountain due to clouds and bad weather. So, I was very thankful to be able to see "the Mountain" clearly at several viewing points. Seeing it covered in white compared to the other brown mountains was... More

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Riverhead, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were two of the 20% of the people that actually SEE Mt. McKinley, which is usually in the fog or clouds. It did look like a painting in the sky. Hope you are as lucky.

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Calgary, Canada
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

They say only during 20% of the time people who visit Denali National Park are blessed with a view of Mt McKinley. Boy, when you do see this mountain, it will leave you a changed person. Being a person who lives among the Rocky Mountains, I didn't think I would have such a reaction to this mountain. However, I was... More

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Connecticut
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

WOW. Not our first trip, hopefully not last. It's a long road, but worth every effort to travel into Denali National Park to see any part of the mountains in the range, in any weather. But when McKinley sticks it's peak out of the clouds for even the briefest of moments, it's spectacular, breathtaking, awesome. And the wildlife ... abundant... More

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ENGLEWOOD
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31 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Anchorage and you could see McKinkey from our hotel. We took a 7 hour train ride to Denali Park, to get closer then a 4 hour bus ride inside the National Park to get closer still. It got bigger and bigger, and more and more majestic. What a beautiful mountain

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

On our second day in Denali National Park, the clouds lifted and we were treated to breathtaking views of Mt. McKinley.

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