There’s A World-Class Hotel Located In A U.S. National Park And It’s Unbelievably Gorgeous

In case you needed another reason to visit Denali National Park in Alaska, there’s a fantastic hotel located within the park that’s been rated one of the best in the world. Surrounded by dramatic ridges and breathtaking glaciers, this accommodation isn’t necessarily easy to get to, but it promises to be worth your while from the minute you arrive. It may very well be one of the most unique hotels in the world, and a glimpse at the photos below will prove it! When it comes to national parks to visit in Alaska, you can’t beat Denali – and you can’t miss a stay at this absolutely luxurious getaway.

If you’re curious to learn more about the Sheldon Chalet in Denali (or would like to book your stay), you can visit the official website.

What are your thoughts on these gorgeous accommodations in Alaska? What are your favorite national parks to visit in Alaska? Tell us your picks in the comments. We’d love to hear from you! Pictures are wonderful, too.

For more amazing Alaskan getaways, be sure to embark upon these epic unforgettable weekend trips in Alaska!

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National Parks to Visit in Alaska

March 28, 2022

What are some of the best things to do outside in Alaska? 

If you’re a big fan of the outdoors, Alaska is the perfect place for you to live or visit (especially if you like wintertime). There’s so much to do, see, and experience in this amazing place that it’s probably impossible to do and see everything in one lifetime. Some of our favorite things to do in Alaska include the classics like hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and hunting; you can even go ziplining in some places and fly over the incredible peaks of Alaska. Go outside at night and experience the Northern Lights, and then head to one of Alaska’s ice caves (like Mendenhall Ice Caves near Juneau) for a frozen-but-epic adventure. Visit any of Alaska’s stunning beaches (there are plenty!), and then maybe head to our state and/or national parks or forests, like Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska – the largest actual rainforest in the United States at 17 million amazing acres. Want more ideas? Check out this awesome Alaskan outdoors bucket list.

What are the best scenic hiking trails in Alaska?  

With exactly 781 trails in Alaska to choose from, how do you know where to start? After all, every single mile of hiking trails in Alaska is worthy of exploring. Alaska is the final frontier when it comes to the United States; few places in the world are as wonderful a hiking destination as Alaska. Come explore our most amazing trails first, like the Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park. It’s tough and long, rated as “hard” and stretching over 9.2 miles, but it ends at the largest existing ice field in the United States and is very much worth the effort! If challenging hikes are your thing, there’s also the Flattop Mountain Trail in Chugash State Park; that one’s shorter, at 3.3 miles long, and the incredible mountain views are what makes this trail worth doing. Best of all, it’s close to Anchorage, so you don’t need to go terribly far. Other scenic trails in Alaska we love are the Portage Pass Trail (Chugash National Forest, moderate, 4.2 miles long, views of glacier and lakes of the same name) and the Exit Glacier Overlook Trail at Kenai Fjords National Park (easy, 2.2 miles long, panoramic vista views).  

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