• 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?

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.