Encountering the wildlife that roam the varying landscapes of Denali National Park in Alaska is the reason you visit. Whether you catch a glimpse of the horned Dall sheep who climb freely along the rocky ridges of the mountains while hiking, or sight of the cuddly-looking (but not cuddly-acting) grizzlies that amble along the plains or in the subarctic rainforest, you’re visiting Denali for the unique feeling of reconnecting with a place that is still truly wild.
Animals live freely in Denali, with no restrictions, and the chance that you’ll see on of the larger animals is high, especially if you decide to embark on any of Denali’s bus tours, which travel into the heart of Denali National Park, and allow you to cover way more ground than by foot.
Some of the impressive animals that call Denali home include: grizzly and black bears, moose, Dall sheep, caribou, wolves, foxes, hares, and squirrels, and a plethora of bird species. Beavers are often sighted in Denali’s lakes.