Plan a Field Trip

Whether you plan your field trip independently or with the help of a ranger, a variety of opportunities await academic groups visiting the park. Please be aware that facility hours of operation, road access, and ranger availability change with the seasons. Explore the links below to learn about logistics you should consider along the way.

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    Advice for Chaperones

    At least one chaperone should accompany every six students. Learn about what makes an outstanding Denali chaperone.

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    Academic Fee Waivers

    Denali collects an entrance fee for visitors aged 16 and older, but academic groups may qualify for a fee waiver.

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    Transportation and Parking

    Larger school groups should review additional transportation and parking information for a smooth ride.

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    No "Right" Time of Year

    When is the “right” time for your school group to visit? Anytime! Denali welcomes visitors year-round.

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    Things to Do

    Explore the many activities Denali offers to visitors of all abilities and experience levels as inspiration for your field trip.

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    Educational Resources

    Browse an online library of educational resources to enhance student learning and support your curricular goals.

Last updated: August 8, 2022

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 9
Denali Park , AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am—4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you get to the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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