The scenic beauty of Denali is one of the biggest draws for visitors. The inspiration and solace many draw from wilderness, places untrammeled by humans, is vital.
Here, you will find a preview of your impending visit, a remembrance of time spent in the park, or a window to a far-away world that you will hopefully one day see in person.
Each panoramic image represents a different view from somewhere in the park. Command buttons are located at the bottom of each image. Some panoramas contain links to other views, allowing you to take a virtual sightseeing trip through some of this spectacular park.
Use the map below or the thumbnails for each panorama lower on the page to explore that part of the park.
Divide Mountain stands on the south side of the park road, near the Toklat River rest stop. Those up for a strenuous dayhike can gain this view, though it requires crossing the cold, swift Toklat River.
Check out the scenery from Oastler Pass, at about 5,600'. Mount Brooks dominates the view, towering thousands of feet above the Muldrow Glacier and Oastler Pass. (Apologies for the false advertising - this image isn't quite a 360 degree view).
From here, you can move south to the Traleika Glacier, deep in the heart of the Alaska Range.
Don't let the greenery fool you - under a thin layer of vegetation and soil lies a frozen mass of ice. From here you can duck down into the glacier or head back up to a trail near Eielson Visitor Center.
Like nature's tailings piles, myriad lumps of stagnant ice, covered in dirt and rocky debris, sit along the Muldrow Glacier. Swift and cold are usually the first two words visitors use to describe their encounters with any water that finally reaches a liquid state in these sub-arctic mountains.
Overlooking the park entrance and points outside the boundaries of the park, Mount Healy is an approachable mountain. The trail leading to this spot right from the visitor center is a great hike. Views of Denali are possible, and there's always a chance of seeing some wildlife along the way.
You can "hike" down from this perch to the Triple Lakes Trail, and myriad other trails are hidden in the forest lower on the slopes of Mt. Healy.
At roughly nine miles, one-way, the Triple Lakes Trail is great for those seeking a long hike. The southeast trailhead is near the eponymous lakes, while the northern end of the trail offers views of Mt. Healy and the Riley Creek drainage.
This vantage point is part of Denali's repeat photography glacier monitoring program. Repeat photography is an easy way to monitor the health of a glacier. You can also bounce farther up the glacier to an index monitoring site.