Denali National Park: Healy Overlook

Enjoy fabulous views of the highest peaks in the Alaska Range (Mounts McKinley, Deborah, Hess, and Hayes) on this 6-mile round-trip.
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Enjoy fabulous views of the highest peaks in the Alaska Range (Mounts McKinley, Deborah, Hess, and Hayes) on this 6-mile round-trip.

MORE PARK INFO: Denali National Park, (907) 683-2294; nps.gov/dena/.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.7

Waypoints

MHO001

Location: 63.7362447, -148.8977051

Cross road; turn R, following trail along road

MHO002

Location: 63.7365494, -148.9145813

Cross road again; bear L, head N along train tracks

MHO003

Location: 63.737555, -148.9142275

L @ trail junction onto Mt. Healy Overlook Trail

MHO004

Location: 63.7339089, -148.9243555

Cross creek on wood footbridge

MHO005

Location: 63.7329972, -148.9243555

Turn R, staying on Mt. Healy

MHO006

Location: 63.7329972, -148.9265013

Bear R

MHO007

Location: 63.7361308, -148.9409208

Mt. Healy dominates the Arctic horizon on L

MHO008

Location: 63.7386017, -148.945816

Rocky perch offers a clear view over Denali National Park

MHO009

Location: 63.7398716, -148.9483452

Switchbacks begin as trail climbs steeper

MHO010

Location: 63.7406501, -148.9537525

Trail becomes rocky and passes through a sparsely vegetated area, offering clear views

MHO011

Location: 63.7412957, -148.9543533

Rockslide zone; look above @ fortresslike formation (the Healy Overlook)

MHO012

Location: 63.7427956, -148.955512

Bear R @ 3-way

MHO013

Location: 63.7431563, -148.9537954

Views of Alaska Range; return to trailhead or continue to summit