Length: About 360 miles plus side trips.
When to go: Best from June through August.
Supplies: Visitors to Denali National Park should bring rain gear, warm clothing, sturdy footwear, binoculars, and insect repellent.
Words to the wise: During summer, reservations for campsites and shuttle buses in Denali National Park must be made in person several days in advance.
Not to be missed: The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome, held in early March. Summer Solstice celebrations, featuring all-night events — even cookouts — in late June.
Nearby attractions: Alaskaland, a 44-acre historical theme park, Fairbanks. Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, Fairbanks.
Further information: Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 West 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501; tel. 907-271-2737.