Mount McKinley (Denali) in Alaska, is the highest mountain peak in North America and the United States, with a summit elevation of 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level. It is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.
Mount McKinley is a granitic pluton. It has been uplifted by tectonic pressure while at the same time, erosion has stripped away the sedimentary rock above and around the mountain.
Mount McKinley has two significant summits that they are the South Summit is the higher one, while the North Summit has an elevation of 19,470 feet (5,934 m) and a prominence of approximately 1,320 feet (402 m). The North Summit is sometimes counted as a separate peak and sometimes not; it is rarely climbed, except by those doing routes on the north side of the massif.
Country : United States (Highest Point)
State/Province : Alaska (Highest Point)
County/Second Level Region : Denali
Denali National Park
Denali National Park is a United States National Park that contains Mount McKinley which is North America’s highest mountain, is located in interior Alaska. The park and preserve together cover 9,492 mi² (24,585 km²). The longest glacier is the Kalhiltna glacier. In addition, the park protects an incredible wilderness area that contains grizzly bears, caribou, moose, wolves, and numerous other creatures.
Location : Denali Borough and Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Nearest city : Healy
Coordinates : 63°20′0″N 150°30′0″W Coordinates: 63°20′0″N 150°30′0″W
Area : 6,075,107 acres (24,585.09 km2)
Established : February 26, 1917
Summer Temperatures Average Range : 33 to 75°F.
Closest major airports to Denali : Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport ( IATA: ANC ) and Fairbanks International Airport ( IATA: FAI ).