Savage River Loop Trail
The Savage River Loop Trail is an easy to moderate walk of 2.0 miles (3.2 km), 1.5 hours, that begins at a turnaround at Mile 15 of the Denali Park Road, with no elevation gain, negligible grade, on a 24-inch wide surface of native soils with rocks and roots. The first half-mile is wheelchair accessible. The trail travels upstream a mile, crosses a wooden bridge, and returns on the opposite side. Highlights include wildlife on rocky slopes.
Did You Know?
The vast landscapes of interior Alaska are changing. Large glaciers are receding, permafrost is melting and woody plants are spreading. Comparison of "then-and-now" photographs and data from major vegetation monitoring should allow detection, understanding and potential management of these changes.