• 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

Roadside Trail

The Roadside Trail is a moderately strenuous walk of 1.8 miles (2.9 km), one hour one-way, from Denali Visitor Center via the Tiaga Trail to Park Headquarters and the Sled Dog Kennels, with 350 feet elevation change, up to 15 percent grade, on a 36-inch compacted gravel surface. Highlights include aspen, birch and spruce forests.

 

 

Did You Know?

snowy landscape and distant snow-covered mountain

Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.