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?
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.