• 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

Rock Creek Trail

The Rock Creek Trail is a moderately strenuous walk of 2.4 miles (3.8 km), two hours one-way, from the Denali Visitor Center via the Tiaga Trail to Park Headquarters and the Sled Dog Kennels, with 400 feet of elevation change, up to 15 percent grade, on a 30-inch compacted gravel surface. Highlights include stands of birch and spruce trees, ridge views with increased quiet and solitude away from the road.

 

 

Did You Know?

a green hillside and a brown scar denoting where a landslide occurred

Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.