Lower Savage Alpine Trail – Denali National Park and Preserve – Healy, Alaska

April 3, 2016

  
The Lower Savage Alpine trail is located not far from the visitor center in Denali National Park. This was a nice and easy hike and was very easy to follow. We only hiked about 1.5 miles in to the trail before turning around (due to schedule limitations), but there was an option to complete a 6-mile loop for this trail. 

  
The amount of snow on this trail varied throughout, but we did not get in to anything too steep or too slick. My Yaktrax worked just fine on this trail for some extra traction. 

   
Different from other trails, there was less snow with an increase in elevation during this hike. 

  
One of the coolest things about this trail, was that I was able to Mount Denali (McKinley) during this hike (pictured above). Mount Denali was viewable about 1.5 miles in to the trail, and that is where we turned around. 

  
There were lots of different animal droppings along this trail, and there were bear tracks on this trail. We were fortunate to see a bald eagle during this hike (pictured below)…

 
…and found a Caribou antler along the trail (pictured below). This was turned in to the Murie Science and Learning center (which serves as the visitor center during he winter) as it is against the law to keep such an item found in a national park.  
  
  

For more information I found the following website helpful: 

This blog is simply a log of my personal experiences. It is not a travel guide, a trail guide, any other sort of a guide, and it is not intended to give information for replication.

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