Alaska November 29, 2019
Be In Awe Of The Frozen Alaska Landscape At Denali National Park
Denali National Park is one of the most famous parks in the United States. Although primarily visited in the summertime, this stunning natural landscape comes alive with frozen beauty during the winter. It is arguably more incredible covered in snow and ice during this beautiful season!
Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the interior of Alaska.
This incredible park has more than 4.7 million acres. This makes this larger than the size of New Hampshire!
Although the bulk of Denali National Park's 400,000 visitors come during the summer, this area has an incredible beauty during the cold months.
The temperatures drop down to a chilly -40 degrees Fahrenheit, but hoarfrost can decorate the trees and landscape beautifully. Luckily the average daily temperature during the winter at the Visitor Center is around 15 degrees.
You can expect very short days of sunlight in the park, with only five and a half hours of light during winter solstice.
This does make it easy to spot the alpenglow when it appears. And if you can see it on Denali itself, it is a magical experience!
Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, is the largest mountain in North America.
Standing at a whopping 20,310 feet, this beauty towers over the surrounding landscape in the park with its neighbor mountains, Mount Hunter and Mount Foraker.
In the winter, the Denali Park Road closes at mile three, but there is still plenty to see close to the Visitor Center.
You can rent snowshoes for free, or bring your own bike with fat tires. Or pack your cross country skis, to get out into the untouched and wild backcountry!
Or you can choose to explore the area by air, and hire a local pilot to take you over the magical landscape below.
However you decide to explore the park and see some of these arresting sights, you'll agree that winter in this park is unlike anywhere else in the world. With almost two million acres of designated wilderness, every scene is different and constantly changing.
Even though it may seem intimidating to access this incredible backcountry in the winter, the views are otherworldly and the experience is truly unforgettable.
Traveling to this frozen park during the coldest time of the year should make everyone's bucket list. The sights of this world encased in ice will stay with you for a lifetime!
Have you ever visited Denali National Park in the winter time? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!
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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, USA