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Towards Denali National Park, Alaska

The Denali National Park is located in Interior Alaska and contains Denali (Mount McKinley), with 6,194 m the highest mountain in North America. The national park and preserve is over 24,500 km_, of which 19,120 km_ are federally owned. The national preserve is 5,430 km_, of which 5,278 km_ are federally owned. On December 2, 1980, a 8,687 km_ Denali Wilderness was established within the park. Denali habitat is a mix of forest at the lowest elevations, including deciduous taiga. The preserve is also home to tundra at middle elevations, and glaciers, rock, and snow at the highest elevations. The longest glacier is the Kahiltna Glacier. Today, the park hosts more than 400,000 visitors who enjoy wildlife viewing, mountaineering, and backpacking.

Year: 2016

From album: Arctic Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Mountains polar waters trees

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