• 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

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  • Road Open To: Mile 3 (Park Headquarters)

    The Park Road is currently open to Mile 3, Park Headquarters. Wintry conditions beyond that point prevent vehicle travel, though pedestrian travel is permitted. More »

Things To Do

 
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?

grizzly bear silhouetted against sky

Denali is home to both black bears and grizzly (brown) bears. Black bears inhabit the forested areas of the park, while grizzly bears mainly live on the open tundra. Almost all bears seen by visitors along the Park Road are grizzlies.