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.