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Gems in Interior Alaska and Denali - 6

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gem Favorite A view from near Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park: Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains.

Eielson Visitor Center

(9) Healy, AK
gem Favorite A younger dog at the Kennels.

Denali Sled Dog Kennel

(7) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains

Reflection Pond

(6) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Fall at Polychrome Overlook. with permission from David Broome

Polychrome Overlook

(5) Healy, AK
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Triple Lakes

(2) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Clear day with a view

Stony Hill Scenic Overlook

(1) Healy, AK

Recommended Routes in Interior Alaska and Denali - 10

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Favorite View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
Difficult

Mt. Healy Out and Back

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,609' Up 490.42 m Up 1,609' Down 490.41 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Peering down over Horseshoe Lake. with permission from Rumiana Koynova-Tenchova
Intermediate

Horseshoe Lake

2.3 mi 3.7 km 287' Up 87.6 m Up 287' Down 87.58 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite A fall hike alongside the wild and powerful Savage River with mountain visible in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Savage Alpine and River Route

6.0 mi 9.7 km 1,626' Up 495.56 m Up 1,788' Down 545.08 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite On Curry Ridge looking down on the Chulitna River and out to Denali Peak
Intermediate

Original Trail up K'esugi Ken Curry Ridge Trail

3.2 mi 5.1 km 1,036' Up 315.8 m Up 32' Down 9.88 m Down

Y, AK
Favorite Train
Intermediate

Triple Lakes Out and Back

15.0 mi 24.1 km 2,172' Up 661.91 m Up 2,172' Down 661.91 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Looking up the ridgeline to the summit of Mount Healy from atop the first climb.
Difficult

Mount Healy from Bison Gulch

6.9 mi 11.1 km 4,058' Up 1236.87 m Up 4,061' Down 1237.77 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Fairbanks Hiking Club snowshoe outing.
Intermediate

Inner Loop

2.8 mi 4.5 km 463' Up 141.09 m Up 456' Down 139.05 m Down

Ester, AK
Favorite Toklat River Bar, Denali National Park. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Jacob W. Frank
Easy

Toklat River Out and Back

1.8 mi 2.8 km 72' Up 21.99 m Up 72' Down 21.86 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Tundra and mountains in Denali National Park. with permission from David Broome
Intermediate

Mom's Polychrome Picnic Loop

2.7 mi 4.3 km 283' Up 86.11 m Up 273' Down 83.32 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Denali National Park
Intermediate

Thorofare Pass

6.1 mi 9.8 km 1,024' Up 312.23 m Up 1,022' Down 311.64 m Down

Healy, AK

Interior Alaska and Denali Hiking

  • 334 Miles 538 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 19 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 28 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Interior Alaska and Denali - 40

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3.0 mi 4.8 km #1Angel Rocks Trail
Difficult
Eielson Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Eielson Air Force Base, AK
2.1 mi 3.3 km #2Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
Healy, AK
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3K'esugi Ken's Curry Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Y, AK
Intermediate
Y, AK
30.0 mi 48.2 km #4Kesugi Ridge Trail
Difficult
Y, AK
Difficult
Y, AK
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Otter Loop
Easy
Y, AK
Easy
Y, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Marten Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Y, AK
Easy/Intermediate
Y, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Donnelly Dome
Intermediate
Black Rapids, AK
Intermediate
Black Rapids, AK
3.1 mi 4.9 km #8Curry Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Y, AK
Intermediate
Y, AK
2.0 mi 3.1 km #9Mt. Healy Trail
Difficult
Healy, AK
Difficult
Healy, AK
4.3 mi 7.0 km #10Savage Alpine Trail
Difficult
Healy, AK
Difficult
Healy, AK

Photos of Interior Alaska and Denali - 129

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Hiking the McKinley Bar Trail towards the McKinley River with the Alaska Mountain Range as a backdrop.  Denali (Mt McKinley) is just out of the picture, to the right.  This is a short and easy hike, but one of the few trails in Denali National Park.
Apr 24, 2015 near Healy, AK
Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK
Denali towering over the landscape near Eielson Visitor Center. Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK
Looking up the ridgeline to the summit of Mount Healy from atop the first climb.
Sep 19, 2017 near Healy, AK
A clear day at Wonder Lake.
Jul 31, 2017 near Healy, AK
A view from near Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park: Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains.
Sep 7, 2016 near Healy, AK
On Curry Ridge looking down on the Chulitna River and out to Denali Peak
Jul 23, 2018 near Y, AK
Looking down the ridgeline from near the summit.
Sep 19, 2017 near Healy, AK