Autumn in Denali Park

Summers in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve are short seasons, followed by even shorter autumns, then long, cold winters. Located just 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the park is home to more than 200 species of animals, all now in the midst of preparation for the coming snows. The autumn colors in this subarctic wilderness burst to life in September, as yellow leaves of birch and aspen trees dot the forests, and shrubs and grasses give a rusty shade to mountain slopes.

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