Alaska's Mount McKinley Renamed 'Denali'
Mount McKinley has a new name, and it only took 40 years of regulatory limbo to make it happen. The tallest peak in the U.S. is now called "Denali."By Mikah Sargent | August 31, 2015
After more than 40 years of regulatory limbo, Alaska's Mount McKinley has a new name.
Encouraged by President Obama and supported by the State of Alaska, the Secretary of the Interior signed an order Sunday changing the name of Mount McKinley to "Denali." (Video via Alaska Dispatch News)
Previously named after the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley of Ohio, who — it turns out — never visited Alaska, the mountain's name has been been a point of contention for decades.