Road Closure: Friday, September 26
On Friday, September 26, a contractor will be working on a utility below the park road near Headquarters. Therefore, the road will be closed to all vehicle traffic at roughly Mile 3. The road will re-open on Saturday morning.
Courtesy Shuttle Buses
There are three free bus services available in the park’s entrance area to facilitate visitor travel between the various visitor service buildings. They are called the Savage River Shuttle, the Riley Loop Shuttle and the Sled Dog Demonstration Shuttle.
The main entrance area bus stops are located at the north end of the Wilderness Access Center (WAC) and the Denali Visitor Center (DVC) bus stop - between the Alaska Railroad Depot and the Denali Visitor Center complex.
All entrance area shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. All operate daily and are free. Reference a map of the entrance area of the park to orient yourself.
Savage River Shuttle
This is a perfect activity if you only have a couple of hours or don't have time to take one of the long shuttle rides further into the park.
Visitors may also access the Savage River Campground by taking this shuttle.
Riley Creek Loop Shuttle
Sled Dog Demonstration Shuttle
Did You Know?
In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.