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    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 »

Things To Do

A ranger and hikers on an alpine ridge, Denali in the background
Visitors enjoying a ranger-led hike, one of the many outdoor activities in Denali
NPS PHOTO / zach johnson
Known around the world for its amazing scenery and wildlife, Denali is a place of excitement, inspiration and exploration for travelers.

Open year-round, activities at all levels of difficulty and exertion can be found. Most visitors come in summer, when access by bus into the park becomes possible as winter ice and snow lose their grip on the land. The hardy few that come in winter can expect solace, tranquility, and the challenges of extreme weather.

Activities Near the Park Entrance or Along the Park Road

There are many kinds of adventures to be had in Denali. If you have one day or less, consider some of the activities below; and check our event calendar to see if anything special has been scheduled coinciding with your visit.


Activities Away from the Park Road

Several specialized activities in Denali take more time than just a day.

Did You Know?

scenic view from a mountainside, overlooking a wide gravel plain and distant mountains

Small amounts of airborne pollutants from around the world arrive in Denali every year. Remoteness alone cannot protect the park's clean air. As global human population grows, it is likely that increasing global emissions will affect Denali's air quality.