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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

99%

Runnable

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°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

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 running 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.

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Ike Waits

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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  3.8 from 6 votes
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