Denali National Park: USA 2018

We were excited to arrive in Denali National Park & Preserve, and as with all the  American National Parks we’ve visited, once again we weren’t disappointed. We had a late afternoon and evening, then a full day and evening in the park and it was just amazing. Somewhere we definitely would love to go back to.

Denali National Park & Preserve

On arrival we got our Parks Passport stamped (!) and paid our parks entrance fee, only $10 each valid for a week and needed if using the park shuttle buses, and made our way onto two very short trails – the Spruce Forest Loop and the Morino Trail. Both interesting and easy trails.

The next day we walked the Mountain Vista Trail – a flat trail that went down to the river, with some great places to sit and then drove out to Savage River. Later on we decided to do the Horseshoe Lake Trail which was stunning. The walk takes you through woods and then down to some beaver ponds where we were lucky enough to see beavers at work.

Horseshoe Lake Trail, Denali National Park
Horseshoe Lake Trail in Denali National Park.
Denali National Park Beaver
Beaver in Denali National Park on the Horseshoe Lake Trail.
Horseshoe Lake Trail, Denali National Park
Horseshoe Lake Trail in Denali National Park.

It was such a nice evening, armed with out mosquito repellent we took another drive to Savage River.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park

On our journey down to Savage River we came across this Northern Hawk Owl, superb.

Denali National Park Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl in Denali National Park

After a good nights sleep we headed north to Fairbanks and then down to Haines Junction in Canada! Check it out – here.

 

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