When Denali appears far below, you can tighten your seatbelt and get ready for landing at Denali National Park Airport (MCL).
There's nowhere to get some shut-eye at the airport unless you're fine with twisting your body between uncomfortable armrests. But there's no need to stress, as there are some options a short commute away. Enjoy a hot shower and then flop into bed at the McKinley Chalet Resort, which features 24-hour concierge. Another popular stop is the Denali Bluffs Hotel.
You'll find a few interesting diversions minutes from the airport which you might like to spend some time at. Reach new heights with a walk up Mount McKinley. It's located just 0.6 miles (1.0 kilometer) from the airport. However, it isn't all you'll find in the area. Go and pick up a bunch of brochures and maps from Wilderness Access Center to learn more about this area. It's a convenient 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away.
So what are you waiting for? Lock in your Denali National Park Airport hotel today and let the good times begin!
Though Denali National Park, AK Airport (MCL) offers no accommodations in the immediate surrounds, you'll definitely find a cozy place if you broaden your search a little.
Make sure you take a look at the rooms at the Denali Bluffs Hotel and the Grande Denali Lodge. Both of these places are just a short drive from the terminals. The former has onsite dining, air-conditioned public areas and internet access, while the latter has tour assistance services, an on-site bar and air-conditioned public areas.