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Wilderness Access Center

Located at Mile 0.5 the Wilderness Access Center is where you can purchase bus tickets and arrange to stay in a park campground.

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All shuttle buses depart from this building, as well as some of the tour buses.

This building also houses a small gift shop, a coffee stand, and an information desk.

The Wilderness Access Center is operated by our concessioner, Doyon/ARAMARK Joint Venture.

Dates and Hours of Operation

This facility is open each year from May 19 to mid-September. For most of the summer, it is open 5 am to 7 pm daily for bus departures and coffee. The ticket desk is open 7 am to 7 pm daily. Hours may vary during shoulder seasons.

If you arrive after 7 pm and need to check into a campground or pick up bus tickets, you can do so until 11 pm at the Riley Creek Mercantile, located in Riley Creek Campground.

Did You Know?

eight caribou grazing on a hillside

Denali provides a special opportunity to study a large, intact and naturally-functioning ecosystem. Researchers can monitor climate change in Denali and contribute to larger-scale climate monitoring and management efforts.