Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve

Mount Galen

Latitude, Longitude: 63.467576, -150.369272

Mount Galen is a dome shaped peak rising over 5,000 feet. The southwestern flanks of Galen are scattered with low brush and dry tundra. The other faces are steep and rocky. The climb to the top is strenuous, but one is rewarded with amazing views of the Alaska Range on a clear day.

Upper Moose Creek is a clear creek flowing along a sparsely vegetated gravel bar. Many other small streams flow from the hills into Moose Creek. A low pass connects Moose Creek with an unnamed drainage that feeds into Stony Creek. The mosquito population can be quite high in mid-summer.