This mountain is located in central Alaska. It has the highest summit in North America. The height of the South Peak was believed to be about 20,269 in feet for years, but in 1956 a survey crew from the U.S. Geological Survey measured the height at 20,320 feet. The mountain was named for William McKinley. He was our twenty-fifth president.
In 1917 Mt. McKinley National Park was just built to protect all of the herds of all the wild animals that roam in this region. About 30 different animals live on this land. Most of the animals are: moose, caribou, some mountain sheep, red and even silver foxes, squirrels, rabbit, and much more. More than 80 different kinds of birds nest at the park.