Denali National Park and Preserve

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Denali National Park and Preserve

(dənäl`ē), in the Alaska Range, S central Alaska; comprising Denali National Park (4,740,912 acres/1,919,398 hectares), est. as Mt. McKinley National Park 1917, and Denali National Preserve (1,399,078 acres/566,428 hectares), est. as a national monument 1978. The two were combined under the above name in 1980. Located in a region of spectacular mountain scenery, the park contains DenaliDenali,
formerly Mount McKinley,
peak, 20,310 ft (6,190 m) high, S central Alaska, in the Alaska Range; highest point in North America. Permanent snowfields cover more than half the mountain and feed numerous glaciers.
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 (Mt. McKinley), the highest point (20,310 ft/6,190 m) in North America. Many peaks exceed 10,000 ft (3,048 m). There are glaciers, tundra, and abundant wildlife (moose, mountain sheep, grizzly bears, and wolves). See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Fiorillo, curator of earth sciences at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science along with Stephen Hasiotis of the University of Kansas and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi of the Hokkaido University Museum published a paper 'Herd structure in Late Cretaceous polar dinosaurs: A remarkable new dinosaur tracksite, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA', which provides new insight into the herd structure and paleobiology of northern polar dinosaurs in an arctic greenhouse world.
“Our enhanced Denali National Park experience will allow guests more chances for wildlife sightings, as well as a much closer look at Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America,” noted Lambert.
More importantly, what was to many visitors no more than a white dot on the hillside (and only if you were sitting on that side of the bus, mind you), now became a visible and tangible icon of Denali National Park and Preserve and a live illustration of the reason the park was formed--to protect Dall sheep from market hunters who were prevalent and decimating their populations at the time.
Destinations range from the Denali National Park in Alaska, with accommodations at the McKinley Chalet Resort and tickets to the Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theater, a musical revue performed in a log roadhouse, to Lake Powell in Utah, with a lake-view room, breakfast in the Lake Powell Resort's appropriately named Rainbow Room, a dinner cruise on a luxury yacht, a $150 shopping credit voucher, and a wine, cheese, and fruit basket upon arrival.
Army aviation has been helping Denali National Park rangers stock their camps for more than three decades.
ABSTRACT: The potential influence of human development on distribution of moose (Alces alces) within Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, was investigated during May-September 1995-1997.
Rangers at Denali National Park now issue "clean mountain cans" with which each climber can haul out their products of digestion.
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Holleman originally traveled to Alaska with her husband to work at Denali National Park for the summer, but moved in to stay.
Offering authentic Alaskan cuisine, deluxe accommodations, and visits to landmarks such as Denali National Park, the new land-tour packages span four to five nights and, depending on the itinerary, include stops in Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage, and Seward.
Forty-five eaglets were fitted with satellite transmitters and then tracked on their first migration from their birthplace in Denali National Park. Returning north from the Lower 48, the birds bypassed Denali entirely (possibly because of the territoriality of its adult eagles).
Denali National Park and Preserve is located in the south-central portion of Alaska, about 240 miles north of Anchorage and 125 miles south of Fairbanks.