Winter in Denali National ParkPosted: March 6, 2012
In the winter, the park is open, but the main road is closed. So getting into the park means snowshoeing, skiing, or dog sledding from the visitor center. The park is pretty quiet in the winter. We only saw a few people at the visitor center, and once we got out on the trail, we didn’t see anyone. My kind of wilderness day.
We went with a small group of friends to snowshoe. The park ranger recommended a loop trail that took us through black spruce forests and, in several spots, emerged from the trees with views of the Alaska Range. The snow was deep, over three feet, and fluffy white like frosting. So pretty.
Lucas and I had been looking forward to getting back outside, and a day of snowshoeing in Denali was just what we needed. As a bonus, we saw six moose during our drive down and back. I never get tried of stumbling on moose as we drive down the highway.