Alaska's Interior is a vast region which contains some of the state's most impressive natural wonders. The mighty Yukon, Alaska's longest river, flows 1,875 miles from the historic Klondike to the Bering Sea and courses through the middle of the region. Located in Denali National Park and Preserve, majestic Mount McKinley's 20,320-foot peak dominates the region's southern landscape. The 6-million-acre national park contains North America's largest mountain, along with 37 species of animals and 155 species of birds. The George Parks Highway and the Alaska Railroad link Fairbanks with Denali National Park and Anchorage.
The aurora borealis or "northern lights" may be seen from late August through April. Alaska natives believed they saw the souls of their ancestors in these shimmering bands of lights. Turn of the century gold rush prospectors believed the colors were rising fro the Mother Lode. Mystical and unpredictable, these sheets of light inspire lasting Alaska memories. Along with the aurora borealis, the nearby bubbling mineral waters at Manley, Circle, and Chena Hot Springs are enjoyed by visitors year round. Winter brings many visitors to these locations where they can enjoy the springs, the aurora borealis, as well as cross country skiing, snowmachining, dog sledding and a host of other adventures. Where else could one find such a wonderful combination of wintertime activities?