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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

National Park Service Accepting Applications for New Winter Commercial Opportunity in Denali National Park

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Date: November 6, 2013
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583

DENALI PARK, Alaska: The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting applications for commercial use authorizations (CUA) to provide vehicle tours on the Denali National Park Road between mid-February and May 10th. This is a new winter commercial opportunity for the park.

Beginning in February 2014, the NPS will plow the Denali Park Road as far as the Mountain Vista Rest Area (Mile 12) for a 3-5 year trial period in order to provide additional mountain viewing and winter recreational opportunities for park visitors.Previously the road was plowed only to Park Headquarters (Mile 3) during the winter.

The specific stipulations for the CUA, including the type of passenger vehicles that will be allowed, and the application can be found online.

Additional park information is also available on our website or by calling 907-683-9532 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Stay connected with "DenaliNPS" on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes.

Did You Know?

close view of bearberry, a small red-colored plant

In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.