• 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

Places To Go

6 million acres of wild lands. A single, 92-mile long road traveling into the park. The places to go for adventure, solitude and recreation are nearly endless - and part of the purpose of the park is to allow for individual, personal exploration of wilderness.


Some specific spots are of interest to most visitors, however.

Visitor Centers
To help orient, educate and facilitate your visit, a handful of useful facilities and campgrounds exist in the park, arrayed along the Denali Park Road. Learning more about the various visitor centers in the park.


Savage River Area
Travel in the park by private vehicle is limited to the first fifteen miles of the road. The farthest point a person can drive on their own is Savage River; the area can also be reached via a free courtesy bus. Learn more about trails and sights around Savage River.


Bus Destinations
Whether you're on a non-narrated shuttle bus or a fully-narrated tour bus, there are several key points along the road to discover. Learn more about bus trips in Denali.


Where to Camp
There are six campgrounds in the park; three open only to tent-campers without a vehicle, three open to everyone, including people camping with RVs or other vehicles. Denali is also a place where you can embark on a wilderness adventure, backpacking nearly anywhere in the park. Learn more about established campgrounds or backpacking in the wilderness.


Maps
Check out a variety of park maps to better understand where these places are in relation to each other and the entrance of the park.

Did You Know?

a green hillside and a brown scar denoting where a landslide occurred

Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.