One of the things that we really looked forward to on our trip to Alaska was a visit to Denali National Park. Although the anticipation was great, we definitely weren’t disappointed. Prior to leaving on our journey to Alaska we decided to make reservations at Riley Creek Campground as well as pre-purchase tickets for the Eielson Visitor Center tour.
We booked the earliest tour to Eielson Visitor Center; 6:00 AM. We figured that we would have a better chance of seeing wild animals throughout the 8 hour trip. We weren’t wrong. In all, we saw 9 brown bears, moose, a herd of caribou, Dall sheep, white ptarmigan, a golden eagle, and the top of Mt. McKinley (Denali); something that only 30% of visitors actually get to see.