Alaska is home to some of the world's most amazing natural wonders, and many of them are found in Denali National Park. This six million-acre preserve boasts mountains, unique wildlife, and activities that are perfect for your next vacation. Whether you’re an Alaska native who loves the outdoors or an out-of-state guest that wants to experience the best of the state’s tourism, check out the following attractions.
The Best Attractions in Denali National Park
1. Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier
This national park’s landscape doesn’t just reach to the sky. The Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier cuts 3,700 feet deep into the ice. At almost a mile wide, you’ll find plenty of space for photo ops. Travel by bus and search for wildlife, camp, or schedule a guided tour through this one-of-a-kind landscape.
At 20,310 feet, Denali, formerly Mount McKinley, is the most iconic feature of the national park. Known as the “Roof of North America,” it’s an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Explore a guided wilderness trail ride on horseback, set out on a day-long hike, and navigate the waters of one of many rafting excursions.
3. Tokositna Glacier & River
The Tokositna river cuts through the Tokositna Glacier and offers some of the best rafting in the world. It’s accessible on foot and by air, so explore tourism options to see this world wonder from both the ground and sky. If you want an extended adventure, travel in and set up camp for an overnight stay.
4. Savage River
The Savage River sits at 2,780 feet above sea level and was carved by glaciers. It’s packed with family-friendly activities. Set out for a day of fly fishing or a guided tour, bike the Great Allegheny Passage, or hike through the endless and diverse landscapes. Expect to see plenty of wildlife—even bears—and travel with a tourism company for easy navigation.
If you’re planning your next trip, turn to Totem Inn for your tourism and lodging needs. Located in Healy, AK, this family-owned and -operated motel boasts relaxing rooms and a restaurant with the best Alaska has to offer right out your door. Call (907) 683-6500 to book a hotel reservation and visit their website to learn more about what they have to offer.