Mount Denali Photos

Stock photos of Mt. Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley; Denali, as it's officially known. The highest mountain in the United States, Mt. Denali stands 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level. Mt. Denali was renamed to its native name, Denali, which translates as 'the great one'. Generally photographed form the north side of the mountain, every tourist to Denali National Park hopes to catch a glimpse, and if really lucky, the chance to shoot some photos of Mt. Denali.

More Notes about Mt. Denali

First summited in 1913, today Mount Denali is climbed regularly. Extreme temperatures, as low as -75degrees F have been recorded on the mountain, with amazing wind chills at minus 120 degF. One experiment recorded temperatures as low as minus 100 degrees F. That makes for some gnarly climbing!

Officially, outside of Alaska, the mountain was until recently named “Mount McKinley”, after US ex-President William McKinley, from Ohio. The state of Alaska changed the name back to its traditional and native name, “Denali”, through the Alaska Board of Geographic Names, however the federal government, of Board of Geographic Names, recently adhered requests by the Alaska legislature to change the name, so Mount Denali is once again the mountain's official name. Most Alaskans have long referred to the mountain simply as "Denali".

The North Summit is the highest of the peaks. Mount Denali is part of the massive mountain chain that run through the heart of Alaska, the Alaska Range. nearby, Mount Denali sister peak, Mount Foraker,stands almost as tap at 17 400′ high, the 3rd highest peak in the United States. On a clear day, Mount Denali can be seen as far as Anchorage, nearly 240 miles to the south.

Mount Denali is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve, perhaps all of Alaska. The mountain draws tourists from all over the world every year, to climb and to photograph and view it; but the sheer size of the mountain makes that difficult, as it creates unpredictable and rugged weather patterns. It’s estimated that as few as 20% of the visitors to the park actually get to view the mountain.