Denali the Mighty:  7 Facts About the Mountain

13th April, 2024


Get ready to discover why Denali stands apart – even its name has a story!

Soars to 20,310 ft. above sea level – truly dwarfing all other North American peaks.

1: Tallest in North America

Base-to-summit rise is the greatest of any mountain entirely on land!

2: It's NOT Just Tall...

Extreme altitude AND Arctic latitude make for brutal temperatures. Wind chills can be insane!

3: Coldest of the Giants

Originally Koyukon Athabascan name meaning "The High One." Officially Denali since 2015.

4: The Name Game

Denali National Park is six million acres! Larger than the state of New Hampshire.

5: Park is Huge

The park protects grizzly bears, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep... true Alaskan wilderness!

6: Wildlife Wonderland

Only around 50% of summit attempts are successful. Extreme conditions, serious mountaineering.

7: Climber's Challenge

Tallest Mountain in North America:  This 20310-foot Monumental Will Leave You Breathless