Beyond the Savage River Check Station at mile 15 of the Park Road, you'll need to be on a bus, bicycle, or on foot.
Why do I need to be on a bus?
The Denali Park Road is the only road in the park, and with few exceptions, private vehicles are not allowed beyond Mile 15. To provide for visitor access and enjoyment of the world class resources, our concessioner, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture, offers several types of bus services along the Park Road.
Extending 92 miles from the park entrance to its terminus in the old mining community of Kantishna, the mostly-gravel road traverses boreal forests and sub-arctic tundra. Crossing rolling mountainsides and sheer cliffs, the road meanders through scenic vistas and prime wildlife viewing areas.
By riding a bus, you help to reduce traffic congestion and to protect the natural resources of the park. We encourage you to explore the different bus options and decide on the best choice for you.
Even more information on how the park road is managed, as it relates to vehicle traffic, can be found in the Denali Park Road Vehicle Management Plan
Did You Know?
Did you know that the new visitor center at Denali National Park and Preserve received an award for its environmentally friendly design? Some of the center features are built with renewable and recycled materials, as well as locally found materials.