Savage River Day-use Area

green and brown mountain under a blue sky

Looking at Savage Rock and Healy Ridge, from the Savage Rest Area

NPS Photo

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 Denali; 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

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