National Parks in Alaska

If you love nature and adventure, you should definitely invest in flight tickets for Alaska. Apart from being the largest state in the US, Alaska is also famous for its national parks. There are a number of spectacular national parks that you may choose from. Have a look at our picks from the top national parks in Alaska.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Known as the largest national park in the country, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park represents all the gripping aspects of Alaska. Known to be bigger in area than Switzerland, the national park is home to soaring mountains, including Mount St Elias which stands at a height of more than 18,000 feet. There are also a number of glaciers here. The mining communities of Kennicott and McCarthy showcase the area’s human history. The ones who like road trips would be glad to know that it takes a day’s time to drive across the 95-kilometre long gravel road. If you plan to rent a car, make sure you get a thumbs-up from the agency to travel on gravel roads.

Denali National Park

Home to North America’s tallest mountain, Denali National Park prompts around 400,000 travellers to book tickets every year to see the majestic Denali (also known as Mount McKinley) up close. A number of individual and family activities are available in the area. If you like hiking, go for the Horseshoe Lake trail located near the visitor’s centre. You can also camp in the camping areas situated in different regions of the park such as Wonder Lake, Igloo Creek, Teklanika River and Sanctuary River. You can take a bus from Toklat River Contact Station situated at the 53-mile mark or hire a car or an RV.

Katmai National Park

Mt Katmai, located in the Katmai National Park is actually an active volcano which erupted in 1912 and blew up the top of the mountain. In fact, it is known as the biggest volcanic eruption in recorded history, which blew its cap off. Presently, Mt Katmai houses a beautiful crater lake where the cap once stood. Katmai is known for the Alaskan brown bears. It is estimated that about 2000 bears live within the boundaries of the park. A few activities that you can participate in here include interpretive programs, boat tours, kayaking, fishing, backcountry skiing, camping, backpacking, and hiking.

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