• 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

Kennels Patrol Map

The map below tracks, in real time, the patrols of the Denali sled dogs. Points remain on the map for a week or so, allowing you to get an idea of the routes taken by the dogs.

Sled dogs patrol the Wilderness areas of Denali -- the part of the park where no motorized vehicles may go. Patrols serve multiple purposes - they establish recreational trails for park visitors to ski, skijor or mush along; they maintain a ranger presence in the backcountry of the park in winter; and they often have specific goals, like hauling equipment to a remote science / research station in the park, or removing human-made debris and garbage left over from the earlier days of the park, when there were fewer concerns about occasional junk washing down a river from the Denali Park Road.

 

Denali Sled Dogs

Track the movements of the Denali sled dogs in winter as they patrol the wilderness of the park.

Did You Know?

a two-story wood building

The 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.