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selecttraveler.com 17 M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 7 get off the train at the Denali station, courtesy shuttles are available to explore the front country and take guests the first 15 miles into the park. Visitors can then take a shuttle to the Wilderness Access Center, where tickets are available for bus tours that go the remain- ing 90 miles into the backcountry. At the historic mining district of Kantishna in the heart of the park, groups can stay at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and try gold panning in Moose Creek. An air-taxi ride between Kantishna and the McKinley Airstrip at the park entrance gives an aerial view of the glaciers, wildlife and the Alaska Range, or a scenic "flightseeing" tour will fly by the slopes of Denali. Groups can also arrange to take he- licopters to Yanert Glacier to land on the icefield and try walking on the glacier in special boots. Visitors often spend time exploring the Denali Visitors Center and the Murray Science and Learning Center, and most people stop by the kennels just up the road for a sled-dog demonstration. Interpre- tative programs are offered three times a day, and people can always visit the kennels to spend some time with the dogs — which usually have a litter of puppies every spring and summer. Wildlife viewing is plentiful, and travelers are all but guaranteed to see moose, caribou, bears, wolves and Dall sheep. About 50 to 60 ranger-led programs are offered every week in the summer, from discovery hikes to talks on the visitor center deck. W W W . N P S . G O V / D E N A Courtesy Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa Courtesy NPS Courtesy NPS Moose in Denali National Park White Mountains Denali sled dogs Ad space generously donated. Find out more at TourismCares.org Join forces with 160+ member companies and 13,000+ travel professionals to amplify your giving and marketing, and inspire your employees. GIVE BETTER TOGETHER 200 Tourism Cares donors gave nearly $100,000 to social enterprises to help rebuild Nepal after a tragic earthquake. a f a m i ly o f br a n d s

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