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    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 »

Local Activities

 

Many activities are possible in the areas immediately outside of Denali. White-water rafting, flight-seeing, heli-hiking and wagon rides are just some of the various activities offered by businesses in the communities surrounding the park.

The towns of Cantwell (30 miles south of the park entrance) and Healy (11 miles north of the park entrance) are the nearest year-round communities. Many summer-time businesses and lodgings can be found along Highway 3, between Healy and Cantwell. These communities, as well as the town of Anderson (north of Healy) form the Denali Borough.

The Denali Borough Chamber of Commerce is a good resource for learning about private businesses in the communities around Denali. These businesses are not necessarily affiliated with the National Park Service in any way, and most of the advertised activities take place outside the boundaries of Denali National Park.

The local Chamber is also a good starting point for learning about accommodations in the Denali area.

Did You Know?

a lake reflecting a tree-covered hill

The vast landscapes of interior Alaska are changing. Large glaciers are receding, permafrost is melting and woody plants are spreading. Comparison of "then-and-now" photographs and data from major vegetation monitoring should allow detection, understanding and potential management of these changes.