The Highest Mountain Peak in North America lies in Alaska
Denali, also know more formally as Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America. It is located within Denali National Park and is one of the most visited places in Alaska.
Mount McKinley is 20,310 feet tall as it soars into the Alaskan skyline. The National Park that surrounds this mountain offer plenty of habitats for many animals of the wilderness. The name Mt. McKinley was an American name given to the location in honor of the President. Native American’s on the other hand have always called it Denali.
Attempts to climb the mountain have been made. Several have even been successful. The first known successful trip to the top of Denali was in 1913 by a group of very dedicated climbers.
From the weather station on top of Denali, extremely cold temperatures have been noted. The coldest on record is -75.5 F.
How to Visit
The entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve is a little over 4 hours north of Anchorage. At the entrance there is a visitor’s center that can help you navigate your journey into the park.
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