WHERE TO START
Summer and Winter activities abound - snowshoeing, dog mushing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing, ranger programs, dog kennels - these are just a few of the activities. For the most current activities and up to date information see Denali National Park Website.
DENALI VISITOR CENTER
Open May 15th to September 22nd - 8am to 6pm
General information about the park, including ranger programs, film, and other activities & services.
WILDERNESS ACCESS CENTER
May 14 to Sept. 21, - 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Shuttle & Campground reservation desk opens at 7am
This is the HUB for access into the park including reserving space on a shuttle into the park and/or obtaining a campground or backcountry access permit
GETTING INTO & AROUND DENALI NATIONAL PARK
There is only one road into the park. Private vehicles are generally not allowed beyond mile 15 (Savage River Station). Going further will require a ride one of the shuttle options, walking or bicycle.
Travels the entire length (90 miles) of the park road. Use this option for taking a day hike (get off anywhere along the way and catch any bus coming back) , or to access one of
the campgrounds. Check the website for schedules/time/fares.
Provides access to those staying in campgrounds and the backcountry. These busses have space for
your gear/packs/bicycle. You may only reserve space by FIRST making a reservation for a
campground or backcountry camping permit.
Three tour options each with different focus and length. All are formally narrated.
RESERVATIONS ON THE 3 SHUTTLES DESCRIBED ABOVE
COURTESY "ENTRANCE AREA" SHUTTLE Free shuttle bus to get around the immediate park entrance area (Riley Creek Campground, Rail Depot, Trailheads, hotels, stores, visitor centers....).
There are six campgrounds of various sizes, facilities and remoteness in the park. Click the link here to see the details on each one including what's required to get there, fee's and restrictions, and how to make a reservations. The campgrounds are listed in order by distance along the park road.