Winter Arrives in Denali
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
The Denali Park Road has closed for the winter at Mile 3 (Park Headquarters). Although the park has recently received additional snow, the snow cover is marginal for winter recreational activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mushing, or ski-joring. In anticipation of more snow, the winter trailhead has been established at the headquarters gate, and parking for visitors is available in the adjacent lot.
Did You Know?
Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.