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Mountain Vista Trail

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Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 56' 17 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 2,753' 839 m
Low: 2,696' 822 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Ike Waits

A quick loop from the Mountain Vista Rest Area boasting stunning views of the Alaska Range.

Ike Waits

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A short length and incredible views make this a wonderful option for families with children.

Description

The aptly named Mountain Vista Trail offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to get out of the car and stretch their legs along an easy loop through boreal forests.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Typical tundra-dwelling animals can be spotted every so often from the viewpoints along the trail.

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Jun 3, 2019
Jason Draper
Jun 1, 2019
Summer Chapman
Easy hike to view of the canyon and park road
Sep 7, 2018
Tom Ritzman
Beautiful scenery!

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