Category: Park History

American Mastadon

Mastodons were large elephant-like animals. They have been extinct for about 9,000 years. Their remains have been found all over North America. They are often

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The last glacial episode between 20,000 and 10,000 years ago marks the transition between the end of the Pleistocene epoch, about 10,000 years ago and

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Kantishna Gold Rush

KANTISHNA HILLS PIONEERS is an Alaska Video Production Documentary about the Gold Rush Era that occurred in interior Alaska in the early 1900’s The location

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History of Denali Park

Creation of Denali National Park and Preserve Charles Sheldon was a hunter and naturalist attracted to Denali specifically by Dall sheep. He had traveled the

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Eielson Visitors Center

In the shadow of Mt. McKinley Since 1934, some kind of visitor facility has existed along Eielson Bluffs. The first facility was a tent camp

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The Denali Park Road is closed at Mile 43 and beyond. Due to this road closure, Kantishna Wilderness Trails is not in operation. To learn more about our fly-in backcountry lodge deep in Denali National Park and Preserve, please visit