The sled dogs of Denali have been important to the park for so long that they have become a part of the resource, and a cultural tradition worthy of protection. The dogs and the kennels where they live represent important pieces of American history - cultural and native significance, the pioneer experience in the far north and the history of Alaska's first national park.
These are the only sled dogs in the United States that help protect a national park and the wildlife, scenery, and wilderness therein, and it has been this way since the park's beginning.
You can also stay connected with the Denali sled dogs via the year-round kennels blog and the seasonal puppy webcam. Updates on the dogs also appear frequently on our Facebook page.
Did You Know?
Cold temperatures limit trees from growing at high elevation in Denali. Warmer temperatures, however, have led to woody vegetation growing at ever-higher elevations. Treeline changes are a conspicuous sign of climate change.