national park

Denali National Park  strives to honor the mountain and protect the untamed wilderness and her wildlife.

The park’s star attraction is Denali, a 20,310 feet-high snow-covered mountain. Denali was formerly known as Mount McKinley.

Only about 30% of park visitors see Denali. The mountain is so massive that it creates its own weather.

Denali National Park spans more than six million acres.

The park's visitation season is from May 20 through the third week in September.

The park entrance fee is $15 per person, ages 16 and up. Children 15 and under are free.

There is only one road in the park, Denali Park Road. It is closed most of the winter.

From late May to early September, you may drive your vehicle to Savage River (Mile 15).

The park offers two primary types of buses: – Tour bus – Transit bus

The Savage River Shuttle is a transit bus and is free. Makes stops at: – Denali Bus Depot – Denali Visitor Center  – Park Headquarters  – Mountain Vista – Savage River    Campground – Savage River Trailhead

The East Fork tour bus will take you as far as Mile 43 and takes over four hours. The cost is $30 per person.

The visitor center and other buildings  are at Mile 1.5 on Denali Park Road.

They serve Starbucks coffee drinks and quick service food items.

Many visitors to Denali National Park hope to see the "Big Five" – Grizzly bears – Moose – Wolves – Dall Sheep – Caribou

The possibility of finding more than one on this list makes Denali National Park special.

For more information on the park, including hiking trails, click below.