Grizzly Bear, Denali National Park
Denali National Park – More Tours
Denali Peak Flight – fly over Denali from 8 miles south of the park entrance.
Grand Denali Flightseeing – fly over Denali from the village of Talkeetna
Canyon Run Oar Raft Whitewater Rafting
Denali Village Cruise Line Hotels
Denali National Park Weather
July is the height of summer Denali National Park weather. Expect average highs at the valley floor in that month to be 68 F (20 C) and lows to be under 50 F (9 C). July and August are the rainiest months, with an average monthly precipitation of about 3 inches (75 mm). The summer sun stays up until about 11 pm and it never gets very dark at night. By August temperatures are already noticeably cooler.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Average highs drop below zero in January, while average lows are below freezing from late September until late April. The tourist season extends from May to September but June – August marks its height. July is the best month for comfortable Denali National Park weather, but the chances of seeing Denali (Mt McKinley) might be better in May or September.
McKinley Chalet Resort, Denali Village
Get to Denali National Park
Anchorage and Fairbanks are the two nearest major airports to Denali. A rental car is a good way to get to Denali National Park. A rental car allows flexibility and is less expensive than the train. Anchorage is about 4.5 hours south of Denali and Fairbanks is about 2.5 hours north.
Stony Dome Viewpoint, Denali
The Alaska Railroad is another way to get to Denali National Park. The railroad runs between Anchorage and Fairbanks with stops at Talkeetna and Denali. Princess Cruises and Holland America Lines are heavily invested in Denali. Not only do they have their own lodges, they also have their own passenger cars on the Alaska Railroad. Cruise lines offer rail transportation from Anchorage or Fairbanks in their cruise packages.