Mountain Vista Trail

EASY 2 reviews
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Mountain Vista Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Healy, Alaska and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

0.7 miles
101 feet


You can park at, or ride the free bus to, either the Mountain Vista Rest Stop (Mile 13) or to the Savage Rest Area (Mile 15). Savage River Campground is situated between the two day-use areas. Trails connect the two areas, or you can walk the road. The courtesy bus can accommodate up to two bikes. The parking area can get full on lovely days. It is recommend to use the bus whenever possible, which you can catch at the Denali Visitor Center (or several other buildings near the park entrance).

15 days ago

Mountain Vista Trail is the site of an old campground from back in the 1930's. The surrounding area is mostly flat, with mountain views in the distance. This is not a hiking destination, but is a nice walk through the valley of Denali Park. It is worth doing, if you happen to be stopping to use the restrooms at the trailhead. I would not make it your main plan for the day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016