• 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 15 (Savage River)

    The Denali Park Road is open to Mile 15, Savage River. Conditions beyond this point prevent vehicle travel, though pedestrian travel is permitted. 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 gray and white husky with bright blue eyes

Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times when visiting Denali. They are not allowed on trails or in the backcountry.