Mountain Vista Trail
ElevationAscent: 56' 17 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 2,753' 839 m
Low: 2,696' 822 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A quick loop from the Mountain Vista Rest Area boasting stunning views of the Alaska Range.”— Ike Waits
Family Friendly A short length and incredible views make this a wonderful option for families with children.
From the rest area, follow the picnic area path to the far side to pick up the trail. Along the way, be sure to stop and admire the sheer beauty of the Alaska Range as it provides a lovely backdrop to the untouched alpine tundra below.
The views along this trail provide visitors with a fantastic opportunity to view wildlife in the distance, so be sure to bring binoculars and/or a telephoto camera lens if you have one.
This content was contributed by author Ike Waits. For a comprehensive hiking guide to Denali National Park and to see more by Ike, click here.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Denali National Park