What’s in a name? Well, when you hear Hance, the Big Drop, Lost Paddle, or Lava Falls, we’re talking about some of the largest, craziest river rapids in our national parks. Interesting names, for sure, but how do they rate? We posed this question to our river rats: What are the best rapids in the parks? They came up with quite a list. So, if you’re looking for exciting and death-defying whitewater in the parks…
Denali National Park and Preserve
Ice-carving, sled dogs and snow sculpting are among the highlights of this year’s Denali Winterfest, set for Feb. 24-28 in and around Denali National Park and Preserve.
Ice lanterns? They will light your way on a winter stroll in Denali National Park in Alaska on December 21.
The National Park Service has chosen Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture to provide transportation, bus tour, retail, food and beverage, camping and other services under a new 10-year concession contract at Denali National Park and Preserve.
A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.
Children are natural explorers, but current trends show that youth between the age of 8 to 18 spend more time than ever indoors and less time participating in unstructured outdoor activity. Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, can buck this trend, as they have access to many parks and wild landscapes that lend themselves to exercising and experiencing the beauty of Interior Alaska.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Sunday directed that Mount McKinley be officially renamed "Denali," the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of the peak embraced by Denali National Park and Preserve.
High, swift waters claimed a backcountry traveler in Denali National Park and Preserve when she tried to ford a stream.
Driving a dogsled across a snowy landscape looks beautiful and relaxing, but it takes a lot of skill. If you have those skills, you might want to apply for the commercial "Dog Sled Freighting Services" business at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Autumn is a spectacular time to visit Denali National Park. The alpine and subalpine tundra at higher elevations gleam with fall color by mid- to late-August. The taiga at lower elevations is aglow in reds by early September, a time when the aspen and balsam poplar near the park entrance turn brilliant yellow and gold.