Denali National Park and Preserve
228 Kms from Wasilla
Denali National Park is Alaska’s most popular attraction, and is home to Mt. Denali, meaning ‘The big one’ which at 20,310ft is North America’s highest peak. When you get up close to the Denali, it has a dominating impact that can leave you feeling trivial – it rises 18,000ft from its base!There are many ways to enjoy the Denali – you can get glimpses of it from the park bus ride, or splurge on a helicopter ride that takes you close to the peak, or better yet go for the free option of taking satisfying shots of it a few miles south of the park entrance – you will not miss it on the west on a clear day!
163 Kms from Wasilla
For each luxury experience in Alaska, there is a free alternative, and as a personal rule I prefer that so I can make more trips than soak in luxury on a few trips. But, for this one, I had to make an exception - the bird-eye view of the beautiful glaciers and the peaks just cannot be matched from the ground.