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    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Road Closure: Friday, September 26

    On Friday, September 26, a contractor will be working on a utility below the park road near Headquarters. Therefore, the road will be closed to all vehicle traffic at roughly Mile 3. The road will re-open on Saturday morning.


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Denali's staff is ready to welcome you during your visit to the park!
NPS Photo / Lian Law

Park Mission
We protect intact, the globally significant Denali ecosystems, including their cultural, aesthetic, and wilderness values, and ensure opportunities for inspiration, education, research, recreation and subsistence for this and future generations.


Denali National Park and Preserve, just over 6 million acres, is one of the largest national parks in the United States. The park includes North America's highest mountain, 20,320-foot tall Mount McKinley, a designated wilderness area and is an international biosphere reserve.

Denali is one of over 400 National Park Service units that, working with other partners, helps safeguard this nation's natural and cultural heritage.

Serving the Public

  • National parks are owned by you, and funded by you. Check out some of the major projects funded by taxpayer dollars over the past several years. Also available are the annually-produced Superintendent's Report, detailing some of the major events and achievements each year.
  • Find facts about the park, ranging from acreage to weather data to yearly budget.
  • Discover how to express your voice in the management of the park through the park planning progress, and find copies of existing park management documents.

Laws, Policies and Management

Working with Us

Getting Ready for 2016

In 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. Check out how Denali is getting ready to celebrate the NPS centennial.


Find a wealth of information on sustainability-related topics, such as how to plan a 'green' vacation to Denali; ways that we are striving to reduce our carbon footprint; and more.

Did You Know?

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Small amounts of airborne pollutants from around the world arrive in Denali every year. Remoteness alone cannot protect the park's clean air. As global human population grows, it is likely that increasing global emissions will affect Denali's air quality.