George Parks Highway

Threading through the land of the midnight sun, this wilderness ramble reveals the many facets of Mt. McKinley, the icy jewel in Alaska's craggy crown.

  from The Most Scenic Drives in America

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.

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