• 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

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  • Road Open to: Mile 30 (Teklanika River)

    The Denali Park Road is currently open to Mile 30, Teklanika River. If wintry conditions occur, the road may close at some point closer to the park entrance. More »

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?

an arctic ground squirrel on its hind legs

Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.