Things to Do In and Around Denali National Park

We spent Labor Day weekend driving from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and then onto Anchorage before flying back to Seattle. Although this added some expense - one-way rental cars are not cheap! - I'm glad we did it this way so we had the opportunity to experience both cities and the very different experiences …

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Highlights of Anchorage, Alaska

We arrived in Anchorage, Alaska in the late afternoon after an incredible morning hiking in Denali National Park. We did some light exploring that evening and the following morning before catching our flight back to Seattle. When I researched things to do in Anchorage, most of the suggestions involved leaving town and heading to Denali, …

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Hiking the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail in Denali National Park

Our final morning in Denali National Park we decided to hike the Mt. Healy Overlook trail, a 5-mile, 1,700 feet of gain hike to a viewpoint at 3,500 feet. We added some mileage to our hike by starting the the Denali Visitor Center campus parking area and catching the Taiga Trail over to the Mt. …

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