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Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, is the highest peak in North America, with an elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 meters). It is located in Denali National Park and Preserve in the state of Alaska. Denali means "the high one" in the Athabaskan language and the mountain has great cultural significance for the local indigenous people.

Denali is a popular destination for mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world, with thousands of people attempting to climb it each year. The climb is challenging due to the mountain's extreme altitude, weather conditions, and steep, icy terrain. The peak is also home to a number of glaciers, including the Kahiltna Glacier, which is the longest glacier in Alaska.

Despite its height and the challenges it poses, Denali is accessible to non-mountaineers through various activities in Denali National Park and Preserve, such as hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, and guided tours. The park covers over 6 million acres of pristine wilderness, including tundra, forests, rivers, and lakes, and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, moose, and caribou.