Mount Denali stands in Denali National Park in Alaska's interior, and its postcard-pretty scenery of vast open spaces, mesmerizing lakes, tracts of forest and animals such as moose and bears ensure it is a highly memorable setting. The sweeping panoramic views from the summit are absolutely breath-taking, with the sublime Alaskan countryside stretching out beneath you.
Best time to visit
May-July, when the weather is warmest and least hostile
How to get there
Fly to Anchorage, the capital city of Alaska, and then either a 5 hour drive or 7.5 hour train to Denali
May-July are warmest, with temperatures averaging 12-19 degrees during the day, with Winters being extremely cold, often averaging below freezing. Weather fluctuates wildly, with gale-force winds a common feature