Alaska December 27, 2019
Take In The Frozen Views Of Denali National Park On The Mount Healy Overlook Trail This Winter
If you’re headed to the interior of Alaska this winter, the Mount Healy Overlook Trail provides you with incredible winter scenery and white wintery views into Denali National Park. This is a great hike to do all season long as it’s beautifully marked and easy to follow. It’s a great trail for your winter hiking list!
In Healy, right outside Denali National Park, there's a fun trail that's popular all year round.
This beautiful hike is fun to do in winter or summer. With well marked trails, even in large snow falls, the route to the overlook is easy to follow.
The trail starts out as easy and flat, before beginning your ascent.
The entire elevation gain for the trail is 1,666 feet. This means that when you reach the top, the views are panoramic and absolutely breathtaking!
It's an out and back trail, ending at a beautiful overlook.
The whole trail is 4.3 miles, and rated moderate for difficulty. During a heavy snowstorm or after a deep snow fall, make sure to bring good snow equipment like snowshoes.
On clear days, you can even see Denali in the distance.
The trail is located outside the park, so it's accessible in your own vehicle. It can take around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on your fitness level.
The trailhead starts at the Murie Science and Learning Center, not far from the Visitor's Center.
You'll actually start on the Taiga Trail before branching off onto the Mount Healy Overlook Trail. Even though it can be strenuous, there are benches where you can catch your breath before moving on. And the views are totally worth it!
While the trail is definitely busier in the summer, it's still a well maintained trek in the winter.
Because the signs and borders are so visible, you can hike or snowshoe even though thick, recent snowfall. And it's much quieter in the winter, allowing you to hike out in peace and quiet.
This trail is an absolute blast to complete, and the whole family will be entranced with the views.
It's a perfect day hike whenever you choose to head out. Take your time and enjoy the scenery that you can gaze on during this spectacular trek!
Have you hiked the gorgeous Mount Healy Overlook Trail during the winter? What did you think? Were the views stunning? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’re looking for more beautiful photos of the winter scenes in this area,
Be In Awe Of The Frozen Alaska Landscape At Denali National Park!
Address: Healy, AK 99743, USA