Denali National Park is home to a number of braided rivers, including McKinley River, Toklat River and Teklanika river. These river beds feature meandering streams that curve and bend, leaving interweaved tracks behind in the sediment.
Weather & Climate
Sometime between late August and early October, Fall settles into Denali National Park, and much of the vegetation transforms from a lush green into a mix of deep amber, red, and orange hues.
Visitors of Denali National Park can be broken up into two groups: the 30% club and everyone else. The 30% club is made up of the people who were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.
In June and July, visitors of Kantishna Roadhouse are often surprised when they go to bed at 10 pm, and the sun is still up and shining.
We are always amazed by the incredible natural beauty of Denali National Park, and these photos snapped by Kantishna Roadhouse GM Marie Monroe last week captured a wonderful juxtaposition of a full moon, a fresh dusting of snow and alpenglow.
We are blessed this year in Alaska with another spectacular showing of the Northern Lights. Kirsty Knittel, an immensely talented photographer and Kantisha Roadhouse bus driver, captured these images.
Our guests often ask how we close up the Kantishna Roadhouse at the end of the season to prepare for winter.
It’s official, Spring Equinox is Here (at last)!
Although it doesn’t quite yet look entirely like spring here in Alaska, today officially marks the day when we have exactly equal time split between day and night.
Tonight February 17, 2011 there is a chance there may be northern lights displaying in the northern skies of the lower 48 States.