• 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

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?

close view of bearberry, a small red-colored plant

In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.