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?
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.