Mountaineering

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Tomie Lee
Welcome to the marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, which includes tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes. An abundance of plant communities and a variety of marine and terrestrial wildlife exist in this diverse land and seascape. opportunities for adventuring and learning about this unique and powerful place abound in this magical land.
Park Acreage: 
3.28317e+06
Highest Point: 
Mount Fairweather
Highest Point Elevation: 
15300 feet
Visitor Count: 
413382
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fairweather Range; Mount Fairweather
Endangered Species: 
Humpback Whale; Peregrine Falcon
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Juneau, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Gustavus, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Juneau International Airport (JNU); Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Gustavus Airport (GST)

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Denali National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Anderson
Welcome to Denali National Park and Preserve, which is more than just a mountain! Denali's dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife with grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Summer slopes are graced with birds and wildflowers. Visitors enjoy sightseeing, backpacking, mountaineering, and research opportunities. Whether climbing or admiring, the crowning jewel of North America's highest peak is the awe inspiring 20,320 foot Mount McKinley.
Park Acreage: 
6.02809e+06
Highest Point: 
Mount McKinley
Highest Point Elevation: 
20320 feet
Visitor Count: 
1178745
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Mount McKinley; Denali Fault System
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Healey, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Healy, AK; Cantwell, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

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