Just past Sanctuary River campground, Denali Park Road meanders through a boreal forest filled with spruce trees. The trees range in height from about 30 to 60 feet, and many of the trees throughout this drive lean to the side, seemingly in random directions.
Denali National Park
If you’ve been fortunate enough to travel along all 92 miles of Denali Park Road, you undoubtedly got a chance to take a peek at Wonder Lake, often called the Crown Jewel of Denali.
Have you ever seen a big, strange-looking rock on a hillside and thought “that looks out of place…how did that get there?” If you were in an area once covered by glaciers, it’s likely that you are looking at something called a glacial erratic.
In mid-March every year, a crew of about a dozen National Park Service workers begins the long and important task of preparing Denali Park Road for the summer season.