Savage River Day-use Area
The Edge of Wilderness
The Savage River area is located near the end of the paved and publicly-accessible portion of the Denali Park Road. You are welcome to drive to the two day-use areas, or you can use a free bus, called the Savage River Shuttle.
Numerous recreational opportunities await you along the Savage River. The area is popular for dayhiking, both on and off trail; scenic viewing, including chances to see Mount McKinley; picnicing; and, on occasion, wildlife viewing.
You can park or ride the free bus to either the Mountain Vista Rest Stop, at mile 13 on the road; or to the Savage Rest Area, at mile 15. Savage River Campground is situated between the two day-use areas.
Savage River Area Trails
A map of trails around Savage River, in Denali National Park and Preserve