Denali is located in the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Its highest point above sea level is 20,000 feet. As part of the Alaska Range, it is believed that Denali was formed 60 million years ago by tectonic activity. In the upper half of the mountain, the temperature can drop to minus 60 degrees. It is covered with snow and glaciers throughout the year. Its atmospheric pressure is low and results in less oxygen than other mountains. Denali Mountain is the home to various mammals including caribous, foxes, and bears. The flora comprises 450 species of flowering plants.
Author: Seymour Simon