• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Road Open to: Mile 30 (Teklanika River)

    The Denali Park Road is currently open to Mile 30, Teklanika River. If wintry conditions occur, the road may close at some point closer to the park entrance. More »

Environmental Factors

Denali's Natural Features
Check out a subjective list of Denali's "top ten" natural features, or browse the pages listed below to learn more about this spectacular land protected as Denali National Park and Preserve, and how humans define, protect, and - at times - damage this fragile part of the natural world.


Earth Sciences

  • Weather
  • Geology - Discover information on the park's geology, geologic activity and mountain formation.
  • Glaciers - Learn about the study of glaciers in Denali, and find information on some of the most commonly visited glaciers in the park
  • Landslides -
  • Fossils - In recent years, numerous fossils - particularly, fossilized dinosaur footprints - have been found throughout the park.
  • Fire Regime


Humans and the Land

 

Did You Know?

a two-story wood building

The visitor center at Denali National Park and Preserve received an award for its environmentally friendly design. Some of the center features are built with renewable and recycled materials, as well as locally found materials.