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Mountain Vista Trail

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 3.8 (6)

A quick loop from the Mountain Vista Rest Area boasting stunning views of the Alaska Range.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Loop

2,753' 839 m

High

2,696' 822 m

Low

56' 17 m

Up

57' 17 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A short length and incredible views make this a wonderful option for families with children.

Description

The aptly named Mountain Vista Trail offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to get out of the car and stretch their legs along an easy loop through boreal forests.

From the rest area, follow the picnic area path to the far side to pick up the trail. Along the way, be sure to stop and admire the sheer beauty of the Alaska Range as it provides a lovely backdrop to the untouched alpine tundra below.

The views along this trail provide visitors with a fantastic opportunity to view wildlife in the distance, so be sure to bring binoculars and/or a telephoto camera lens if you have one.

This content was contributed by author Ike Waits. For a comprehensive hiking guide to Denali National Park and to see more by Ike, click here.

Flora & Fauna

Typical tundra-dwelling animals can be spotted every so often from the viewpoints along the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ike Waits

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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Longer loop on Mountain Vista Trail
Jun 30, 2022 near Healy, AK

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May 2, 2021
Breck Tuttle
Jun 18, 2020
Matt Huckabee
Jun 3, 2019
Jason Draper
Jun 1, 2019
Summer Chapman
Easy hike to view of the canyon and park road
Sep 7, 2018
Tom Ritzman
Beautiful scenery!